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.