CRIME
04/24/2013 12:31 pm ET Updated Apr 24, 2013

Kurtis Peterson Sentenced To Up To 15 Years For Sex With Dogs In Michigan

Muskegon County Jail

A Michigan man who pleaded no contest to having sex with two dogs felt the bite of a wary judge on Monday.

Kurtis Peterson, 36, was sentenced to between one and 15 years by judge Timothy Hicks, according to Michigan Live.

Hicks seemed to be worried the man from Muskegon was a risk to repeat the offense.

“I fear for what he might do in the community,” Hicks said during the sentencing hearing.

The Daily News reports that Peterson was caught in the act twice by Joyce Yeaw, a friend of Peterson's roommate. Once in April 2012 and again in June.

"He was having sex with the dog, it was disgusting," Yeaw testified, according to the paper's website.

After the April incident, Peterson told police he was "just playing with the dog."

Michigan Live previously reported that Peterson's public defender, Fred Lesica, said his client had “mental retardation” and is on psychiatric medication.

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