Hong Kong construction worker charged with bestiality over alleged sex with stray dog

Case came to light when dog walker saw suspect using food to lure animal into remote location in Tung Chung

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 09 February, 2017, 8:19pm
UPDATED : Friday, 10 February, 2017, 9:19am

A construction worker has been arrested and charged with bestiality after he allegedly had sex with a stray dog in Tung Chung.

Police said the 58-year-old man was seen by a dog lover using food to lure the female dog aged about two into a remote Wong Lung Hang stream area on February 1.

The witness, a 48-year-old woman who often walked her dog in the area and visited the stray dogs there, later found the dog had an injury to its lower part and the man had disappeared.

She took the dog to a nearby vet for treatment. The vet believed the animal might have been sexually assaulted by a person.

The man was arrested at a bus station in Tung Chung on Thursday.

He was charged with one count of bestiality and will appear in West Kowloon Court on Friday morning.

The dog is being treated in a veterinary clinic.

According to the Crimes Ordinance, a person who commits buggery with an animal is guilty of the crime of bestiality and on conviction faces imprisonment of up to 10 years and a fine of HK$50,000.