NEW PHILADELPHIA Two women who live in the city have been given
suspended 30-day jail sentences for engaging in sexual conduct
with a dog.
New Philadelphia Municipal Judge Nanette DeGarmo VonAllman found
both women guilty of two counts. A 23-year-old pleaded guilty to
one charge and no contest the other. A 30-year-old pleaded no
contest to both charges.
They were ordered to serve a year on probation and pay court
Police Detective Capt. Shawn Nelson said video evidence of the
crimes was discovered in the course of the Ohio Adult Parole
Authority’s monitoring of a parolee.
Engaging in sexual conduct with an animal is a second-degree
misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a $750 fine.
Bestiality has been illegal in Ohio since 2017.