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Case ID: 16759
Classification: Bestiality
Animal: dog (non pit-bull)
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Judge(s): Jeff Davis

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Sunday, Aug 1, 2010

County: Pennington

Charges: Felony CTA
Disposition: Convicted

Defendant/Suspect: Alexander Emerson

Case Updates: 1 update(s) available

A Rapid City man accused of bestiality has pleaded no contest to inhumane treatment of a dog.

Alexander Emerson, 23, was arrested in August.

Emerson, who is free on a $500 bond, faces up to one year in the county jail when he is sentenced Nov. 1.

Under South Dakota law, bestiality is a Class 6 felony punishable by up to two years in prison.

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A Rapid City man initially charged with bestiality will spend the next year on probation after pleading no contest to inhumane treatment of a dog.

Alexander Emerson, 23, also received a 90-day suspended jail sentence.

Emerson's attorney said his client believes he "has a handle on his deviant desires."

Seventh Circuit Judge Jeff Davis noted that he ordered a thorough pre-sentence investigation for Emerson "to make sure there we have not missed any issues."

Davis ordered Emerson to resume counseling sessions with Rapid City psychologist Dewey Ertz.

"You have made great strides," Davis told Emerson. "It's important that you continue on the right path."
Source: - Nov 1, 2010
Update posted on Nov 1, 2010 - 11:32PM 


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