Maine man who recorded sex with dog and shared footage online with woman, will not serve jail time per plea deal
On October 31, 28-year-old Nicholase Hill pleaded guilty to a charge of animal cruelty. While he is required to pay a fine of $250, he will not have to serve any time behind bars if he undergoes a mental health evaluation and subsequent counseling, per a court deal
HOPE, MAINE: A man will avoid jail time after having sex with a dog and broadcasting the act over social media if he completes counseling and adheres to a plea agreement. On October 31, 28-year-old Nicholase Hill pleaded guilty to a charge of animal cruelty.
While he is required to pay a fine of $250, he will not have to serve any time behind bars if he undergoes a mental health evaluation and subsequent counseling, per a court deal. According to the report, he is ordered to have no contact with dogs and expected to complete 60 hours of community service, Bangor Daily News reported.
Hill will spend 14 days in prison if he fails to meet the conditions laid out in the agreement. Authorities said Hill engaged in sexual intercourse with a dog multiple times, and recorded the act on at least one occasion before sending it to a woman on his Facebook.
According to an affidavit filed by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, police arrested Hill in late August after receiving complaints from an unnamed individual that he had been having sex with his dog. Detectives later obtained the video of Hill having sex with a dog that he sent to a woman in February.
According to the affidavit, the woman told police that Hill “wanted her to get involved” in a threesome with himself and the dog. While Hill had originally pleaded not guilty to a charge of animal cruelty, he later changed his plea as part of a deferred disposition last week.
Just a week prior to Hill's plea agreement, a Knox County woman was sentenced to just 20 days in prison for locking at least a dozen cats inside a storage unit without food and water. The woman was barred from ever owning cats again after five of them died of starvation.