A Pittsburgh lawyer accused of sexually abusing a puppy will stand trial on numerous felony counts of animal cruelty as well as misdemeanor counts of having sexual intercourse with an animal and drug charges.
According to the Post Gazette, Ivan DeVoren, 61, will be freed with an ankle monitor and “intense supervision of drug addiction and mental health issues,” according to his attorneys. On Thursday, Judge Kevin Cooper, Jr. ruled DeVoren will be tried in court on ten felony counts of aggravated animal cruelty, ten misdemeanor charges of having sex with an animal and four misdemeanor charges for drugs. DeVoren has been in jail since the end of January.
On January 28, Pittsburgh police served a search warrant and found drugs and drug related paraphernalia in the home and seized the six-month-old Labrador retriever named Snoopy. According to the police, witnesses claim to have repeatedly heard “sex sounds” coming from DeVoren’s apartment; the witnesses have claimed that they heard the sound of a dog whimpering, as well inappropriate language and creaking furniture. The witnesses recorded each alleged sexual encounter between DeVoren and the dog which led to the warrant and the arrest.
Snoopy was treated for internal injuries and is now in a “place where he is well cared for” detectives stated.
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