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Texas man charged with bestiality

Chevance Smith, 24, is charged with bestiality, a state jail felony.
Chevance Smith, 24, is charged with bestiality, a state jail felony.(El Paso Police)
Published: Oct. 7, 2020 at 5:11 PM CDT
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EL PASO, Texas (KWTX) - Detectives with the El Paso Police Department’s Animal Cruelty Investigations Unit arrested a man accused of engaging in sexual contact with a dog.

Chevance Smith, 24, is charged with bestiality, a state jail felony.

The arrest was made on Oct. 3.

A witness who discovered Smith engaging in sexual contact with an 8-month-old female Boxer and Pit Bull mix reported the incident to police, authorities said.

Police said an examination by a veterinarian revealed the dog “suffered genital injuries and trauma consistent with the contact observed by the witness.”

Smith was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility.

His bond was set at $7,500.

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