Florida vet accused of sexually abusing a dog

Veterinarian Prentiss Madden was arrested and accused of possessing child pornography and sexually abusing a dog in his care.Caring Hands Animal Hospital

A South Florida veterinarian has been accused of sexually abusing a dog and possession of child pornography, authorities said.

Prentiss Madden, 40, appeared in court where he was ordered Wednesday to be held pending a bond hearing, news station WTVJ reported.

An investigation was launched into the vet after the file-sharing web service DropBox notified authorities about a user with more than 1,600 files of suspected child porn.

The files were traced to an IP address registered to Madden’s home in Aventura, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Wednesday.

Homeland Security agents raided his home on Feb. 24 and found files in which Madden discussed “the sexual abuse of animals and children” as well as multiple photos and videos depicting bestiality, the complaint said.

Prentiss Madden had served as medical director at Caring Hands Animal Hospital before he was fired.
Caring Hands Animal Hospital

Another explicit video appeared to have been taken at Caring Hands Animal Hospital in Miami.

Madden served as medical director there until he was fired two weeks ago when colleagues learned that he was under investigation, the hospital said.

“This leads me to believe that Madden may be abusing animals entrusted to his care,” Agent Leah Ortiz wrote in the complaint.

Agents from Homeland Security raided Madden’s home on Feb. 24, 2021.
Caring Hands Animal Hospital

Caring Hands Animal Hospital said in a statement that they were “appalled by the nature of the charges” against the former staffer.

“Our legal team and every single member of the Caring Hands family will be doing everything in our power to aid law enforcement and facilitate their investigation and prosecution,” they said in a statement provided to WTVJ.

Men sentenced up to 41 years for having sex with horses, cow, goat and dogs

crop-1280x720-000 (1)MUNSON, Pa. – Three men were sentenced to up to 41 years in prison for having sex with multiple animals.

Matthew Brubaker, 31, Marc Measnikoff, 34, and Terry Wallace, 41 were all arrested in 2018 and charged with having sex with 9 horses, a cow, a goat and dogs over the past five years.

Police: Mesa man accused of bestiality involving a cat

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MESA, Ariz. (FOX 10) — A man is accused of having sexual contact with his pet cat and injuring the animal — and according to court documents, this may not have been the first time he allegedly had sex with the feline.

On March 20, police received a call regarding a man who had taken his cat into an apartment unit’s bathroom and called out for help, saying the cat was stuck on his penis.

According to the police report, an officer at the scene near University Drive and Lindsay Road said the defendant refused to open the door to the apartment. When the officer gained entry, he “observed the defendant naked, standing in the middle of the bathroom with a cat partially wrapped in a towel placed by his genitals.”

Police stated the defendant, identified as 40-year-old Michael Navage, immediately began saying “he was only drying his cat off.”

According to the officer at the scene, “During my investigation, one of the witnesses told me he heard what he thought was a cat in distress. He heard the defendant in the bathroom yelling at the cat and calling that cat a whore.. and telling it to stop [expletive].

Navage denied having intercourse with the cat, saying it was impossible for him to do so.

During an exam, a veterinarian noticed superficial wounds to the cat’s anal area. X-rays indicated the feline had suffered previous rib and pelvic injuries, which are consistent with a larger object being inserted into the orifice.

Navage told the investigating officer that he has had the cat since it was a kitten and he loves his cat.

Methamphetamine was also found in the apartment, along with bags containing IDs, credit cards and a checkbook which had other names on them besides Navage’s. Police say Navage was also in possession of a $100 bill that appeared to be fake.

Navage was taken into custody and during an interview, he admitted to buying an ounce of methamphetamine that was found in the apartment, finding the identifications, checks, credit cards and not attempting to return them to the owner.

Police say there is probable cause to charge Navage with dangerous drug-possession for sale, dangerous drug-possession use, forgery, drug paraphernalia possession/use, bestiality and animal cruelty.

Navage was released from jail and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 1.

Bretta Nelson of the Arizona Humane Society says the five-month-old male cat is under the care of AHS’ trauma hospital.

 

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Man arrested in bestiality case after allegedly pimping dogs

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Juan Pablo Tschen. (Photo: Houston Police Department via the Houston Chronicle)

 

HOUSTON – An early-morning Valentine’s Day arrest and search warrant, run by the Houston Police Department’s Major Offenders Livestock and Animal Cruelty Unit in the Rice Village area as part of a bestiality investigation, resulted in a man’s arrest.

The man, identified by Houston police as 31-year-old Juan Pablo Tschen, did not have anything to say as Channel 2 Investigates asked him questions while he was being led away in handcuffs from his parents’ home in the 2200 block of Southgate near Rice Village.

Sgt. Jason Aldrete, the supervisor who oversees the unit, said the suspect is accused of offering his pets up for a sexual relationship with one of the unit’s female officers.

“He approached an undercover officer and offered his animals, his dogs, up for sexual relations with an undercover officer and himself,” Aldrete told Channel 2 Investigates’ Mario Diaz.

Officers also searched Tschen’s house in the 2700 block of Amherst in West University Place. They arrested Tschen at one of the properties.

The second property was under renovation, and investigators tell KPRC2 Tschen lived at that home.

Officers said one of the dogs that he offered to the undercover officer for a sexual relationship via text and in person was a German shepherd.

BARC confirmed three dogs belonging to the family were confiscated:

  • Bo, a male, black and fawn German shepherd, who is around 4 years old
  • Sayhass, a male, tricolor Jack Russell terrior mix, who is around 3 years old
  • Mozzie, a male, brindle and white Australian shepherd mix, who is around 2 years old

A family spokesperson told KPRC2, “Juan Pablo is a loving brother and son. We believe the facts will show that there has been a big mistake and that the allegations against him are completely false.”

Investigators told KPRC2 Tschen is not cooperating.

crop-1280x720-000A police cruiser is parked in front of a Rice Village home during a bestiality investigation Feb. 14, 2019.

 

The arrest is part of an ongoing investigation, according to Aldrete.

“It’s an ultra-underground scene, so we don’t know how deep this goes,” he said.

However, he and his team told KPRC2 there are many more people involved.

“We’re conducting a similar investigation involving bestiality with another couple of people,” Aldrete said. “We believe there is a large group of people in the Houston area and the state and the country that are involved in bestiality.”

Although treated as animal abuse in the past, bestiality only became a criminal act in recent years.

Tschen is facing three counts of bestiality, according to Aldrete.

“It’s a very demented crime,” he said. “It’s really sad, and I really hope that the man can get the help he needs.”

“Oh geez. That’s unbelievable,” said one neighbor. “I’m not surprised. It occurs anywhere.”

HPD investigators echo those thoughts

“These are people from everyday walks of life. Seemingly normal people, many of them well-educated and they are involved in this,” Aldrete said.

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