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Monday, Jun 19, 2006County: Martin
Alleged: Junio Trenta
A mixed-breed dog was placed in foster care after being rescued from a transient Indiantown man who was allegedly having sex with the pup.
A witness called a Martin County deputy who arrived to find Junio Trenta, 31, having anal intercourse with the dog amid the woods in the 3200 block of Southeast Dixie Highway about 12:11 p.m. Monday, June 19, 2006.
Upon being seen, Trenta said, "It's my dog" and "What's the problem?" The male dog ran and hid behind the deputies, according to a report released Tuesday.
Trenta, a Mexican citizen working as a laborer, was charged with one count of felony sexual bestiality and one count of felony animal cruelty. He also was charged with one misdemeanor count each of giving a false name to deputies, exposure of sexual organs and possession of paraphernalia after a marijuana-smoking pipe was found in his pocket, according to the report.
He was being held on a $13,000 bail at the Martin County jail.
Records from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement show Trenta spent 28 days in jail after pleading no contest to an Orange County misdemeanor larceny charge in 2005.
The dog, a 4-month-old Argentine Dogo, was being cared for by the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast.
"He's already been evaluated by the vet and the vet says he's OK and will recover from whatever happened," Humane Society spokeswoman Roberta Synal said Tuesday. "If he's put in a good foster home, he's going to get lots of love and training."
Synal said the humane society, through the foster parent, would remain in custody of the dog, an unusual breed, until officials determine who actually owns the dog. If the owner or the legal process gives ownership to the humane society, the dog would be put up for adoption.
- Sun-Sentinel.com - June 21, 2006
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