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Alabama Man Molests Wife's Shih Tzu Because She Gave It More Attention, Police Say

06/16/2015 09:34 am ET | Updated Jun 16, 2015
Geneva County Jail

An Alabama man is facing animal cruelty charges after police said he had sex with his wife's shih tzu.

Jonathan Edward Medley, 39, of Geneva, was arrested Friday night, one day after his wife reported the alleged assault to authorities, according to WTVY.com.

Medley's wife originally suspected her husband was cheating on her with another woman so she hid a recording device in the house hoping to get proof of his infidelities, the Dothan Eagle reports.

Instead, she allegedly discovered Medley was molesting Buster, a two-year-old shih tzu that weighed less than 10 pounds.

Even more sickening than the assault was the explanation police said Medley gave for his behavior.

“He was mad at his wife because she paid more attention to the dog than him so he had sex with the dog,” Geneva Police Capt. Ricky Morgan said, according to Al.com.

Medley was charged with a misdemeanor count of animal cruelty. His bond was set at $535.

Medley was only charged with a misdemeanor because there is no longer a bestiality law in Alabama, according to the Dothan Eagle.

WTVY reports that Buster was examined by a veterinarian and is doing well.

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