Teenager suspected of raping dog

An 18-year-old boy has allegedly admitted to raping a dog on December 16. This after a local psychiatrist and Animal Anti-Cruelty League (AACL) workers went to pay him a visit on Monday afternoon.

The local psychiatrist approached Annamarie Koen of the AACL after people from the Wasbank area told her about a teenager who had allegedly been raping animals. The psychiatrist asked the league to go and speak to the community, since they were furious and traumatised after hearing about the brutal acts of bestiality.

Annamarie was told by the devastated owner of the dog what the teenager had allegedly done to her pet. On hearing about the gross cruelty of the act, the psychiatrist and Annamarie spoke to the teenager and his mother.

The teenager allegedly admitted to everything, including raping goats in the area as well.

“Justice must prevail, because perverse acts like this are unacceptable,” said a distraught Annamarie.

The owner of the dog, as well as AACL workers, went to Ekuvukeni police station, where Annamarie opened a case of cruelty to animals. The teenager was arrested and is expected to appear in court today.

The dog, according to the owner, was a friendly and playful animal, but now is quiet and subdued.

We will update this story once we have more information.

Nameera Sarjoo

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