MSU health physicist charged with bestiality appears in court

Posted at 10:49 AM, Jun 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-21 17:32:50-04

A Michigan State University Health Physicist who has been charged with two counts of bestiality appeared in court for a preliminary hearing Thursday. The preliminary exam ended after hours of testimony but is scheduled to pick back up on July 5.

Joseph Hattey, 51, was charged for allegedly committing a crime against nature, which carries a 15-year felony.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette brought the charges against Hattey on Monday for allegedly penetrating a dog.

According to a release, Hattey allegedly did not conduct the acts on Michigan State University campus or with an animal owned by the university.