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Did Animal Shelter Burglar Have Sexual Relations with a Dog in Aiken County? (Video)


Aiken County authorities are looking for a burglary suspect who broke into the animal shelter several times since last year, stealing one dog and leaving evidence of a possible sexual assault on another dog.

Since February 2019, the black male suspect gained access to the animal shelter six times after hours and removed a dog from its kennel, with the latest incident occurring on August 30, a sheriff’s press release said.

“After each incident, shelter staff located the dogs on property with the exception of one dog,” sheriff’s Capt. Nick Gallam said. “During the most recent incident, shelter staff observed vaginal trauma on the dog the following morning.”

The subject is a black male, dark hair, 5’8” to 5’10”, 135 to 155 pounds, unknown age. If anyone has any information on the identity or whereabouts of this suspect, we encourage them to contact the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 648-6811.

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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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