A 16 year old boy from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia has been arrested and charged with bestiality after he attempted to rape the family cat.
The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested at the weekend and appeared in youth court today on charges of bestiality, causing unnecessary pain and suffering to an animal, breaching an undertaking and two counts of breaching a youth sentence.
The boy’s mother raised the alarm on Saturday morning when she found the cat with suspicious injuries, the pet was taken to the Metro Animal Emergency Clinic in Dartmouth’s Burnside Park where vets confirmed the cat had been sexually abused.
The boy is a known sex offender, he was sentenced in December to six months of deferred custody and supervision in the community for sexual assault. He’s also scheduled to go to trial on 3rd May on 10 charges, including single counts of sexual assault and committing an indecent act.
The boy is being held in custody at the Nova Scotia Youth Facility until a bail hearing in February.