A man from Portland has admitted to sexually assaulting his girlfriends dog, which later was euthanized; due to injuries suffered during the assault.
According to Oregon Live, Fidel Lopez, 51, told Portland police that he and the dog, a Lhasa Apso mix named Estrella, were lying in bed last November while his girlfriend was out, and he got upset when she wouldn’t respond to his calls and texts, according to a probable cause affidavit.
Lopez claimed he had been drinking at the time and “out of anger” sexually assaulted the dog, according to the affidavit.
Although Lhasa Apso’s average only 1 foot in height and range from 12-18 pounds, Estrella “seemed fine at the time,” Lopez Told Police during the admission.
The Affidavit also noted that the girlfriend later brought the dog to DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital after she heard Estrella whining while hiding under the couch and discovered blood and injuries to the animal.
She then told staff that her fiancé “displayed some potential bestiality tendencies,” saying that he showed his genitals to other dogs and bragged about watching another person sexually assault a dog.
Lopez’s DNA was found in the dog, according to the affidavit.
Lopez remains held in the Multnomah County Detention Center on Thursday on suspicion of first-degree aggravated animal abuse.