A Harris County sheriff’s deputy is out of work after being arrested for allegedly producing a beastiality video depicting him performing a sex act on a small dog.
The Dallas Morning News reports that Andrew C. Sustaita Jr., 30, is facing a felony obscenity charge after the county’s High Tech Crime Unit led an investigation of illicit online materials published from a Harris County address.
“The allegation involves the production of obscene material that including sexual contact with a dog,” Harris County District Attorney’s Office public information officer Dane Schiller told Fox 26 Houston. Authorities have not provided specifics about the nature of the contact or released any details about the video.
“The possession of obscene and illicit material is made even more troubling when a Sheriff’s Office employee is found to be involved,” Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in a statement released by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. “Every resource of this office will be dedicated to protecting the public and holding our employees accountable for wrongdoing.”
Sustaita was fired from the force following his arrest, according to KTRK Houston.
Recently assigned to the Crime Control Division, Sustaita was with the HSCO for six years. Before that, the 30-year-old was a U.S. Army specialist.