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Case ID: 19443
Classification: Bestiality
Animal: dog (non pit-bull)
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Friday, Mar 9, 2012

County: Milwaukee

Charges: Misdemeanor
Disposition: Alleged

Alleged: Jose L. Mora

On Tuesday, Jose L. Mora, 58, of Milwaukee was charged with six misdemeanor counts, including two counts for having sexual gratification with an animal, two counts of dog-napping, one count of intentional mistreatment of an animal and one count of disorderly conduct.

On March 9, Mora was taken into custody by Milwaukee police after Maribel Sánchez-Murillo, 29, filed a complaint alleging that she witnessed Mora raping her dog named "Diego" in a family garage at the 1500 block of S. 9th St. A video surveillance camera inside the garage was live stream and transmitted horrid and cruel images to an inside house monitor showing Mora forcing the 1-year-old German Shepherd to have sex with him.

Mora was arrested after Sánchez-Murillo who owns the dog pressured police to file multiple charges. She was dismayed, that Mora wasn't charged with a single felony.

Mora later confessed to police that he actually had sex with the dog twice. He also admitted to having a problem and couldn't guarantee, if he could control himself when beasty thoughts and acts of molesting dogs would trigger him to act. Mora "may be capable of doing other inappropriate or harmful things sexually" as he did with Diego (dog), according to the criminal complaint.

Police confirmed that they took a DNA swab from Mora's mouth, groin and confiscated his underwear for evidence. Diego was taken to a local veterinarian pet hospital for emergency treatment and to get DNA evidence, the complaint says.

Mora's bail was raised to $350.00 from $100 and the court found probable cause to proceed with the case. He is expected back in court on March 19 for a pre-trial conference.

If convicted on all counts, Mora is facing 4 years in prison and up to $51,000 in fines or both.

Mora was ordered not to have contact with witnesses against him and also must not have contact with medium or large dogs.
Mora, an alleged Mexican national was provided with a Spanish interpreter during the initial court hearing. He is currently married and has to boys ages 3 and 5. He has lived in the same block where the unusual, strange and cruel dog rape incident occurred.

No information has been released, if the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have confirmed that Mora is illegally in the U.S.

Caution: The following five images are copies of the Jose L. Mora criminal complaint, which portrays disturbing and graphic details prompting a need to take precautions. Click on each image to enlarge.


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