A Texas sheriff’s deputy was fired on Monday after having been arrested and charged with having sex with a small dog and posting the act on the Internet. Harris County Sheriff Deputy Andrew C. Sustaita, Jr., a six-year-veteran, was identified as the suspect during an investigation headed by the Harris County Sheriff’s High Tech Crime Unit.
According to the Chron, the investigation started after authorities were contacted about obscene material sourced back to an account in Harris County. Evidence revealed Sustaita allegedly had been producing the videos and then posting the egregious acts online. A video of Sustaita having sex with a small dog was specifically cited:
“The allegation involves production of obscene material that includes sexual contact with a dog,” stated Dane Schiller, a Harris County District Attorney’s Office spokesperson.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez fired the deputy and states he will hold Sustaita accountable for the egregious acts.
“The possession of obscene and illicit material is made even more troubling when a Sheriff’s Office employee is found to be involved,” Gonzalez stated. “Every resource of this office will be dedicated to protecting the public and holding our employees accountable for wrongdoing.”
AbcNews reports Sustaita comes from a family of law enforcement officers. He has been charged with obscenity, a state jail felony. Investigators said additional charges could be filed at a later date.
(Photo of suspect accused of having sex with a small dog screenshot via AbcNews.)
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