According to a Suffolk County SPCA detective, a Ridge man was arrested on Monday for sexually contacting a dog, filming it, and posting the footage on social media.
Matteo Chirello has been charged with animal cruelty and sexual misconduct with animals.
According to investigators, the video recording showed a 21-year-old man grabbing a dog’s neck, pushing his nose against his anus and pushing it around. The videotape was then posted on social media.
Cirero is said to have admitted to one of the videos that the dog is a 12-year-old female terrier named Ginger, his girlfriend’s parents.
Chirello will appear in Central Islip’s First District Court on April 23. Information on the suspect’s lawyer was not immediately available.