Posted 4:24 PM 11/14/2011 : Unclear motives for alleged sexual assault on dogs
It's a disturbing case that continues to stun the community and even the experts. A Pueblo man remains in jail accused of sexual assault on a dog. Many are still wondering how someone could do something like this.
Kenneth Milosavich, 55, made his first court appearance today on charges of indecent exposure and cruelty to animals. Police say he committed sexual acts with two pit bulls.
It happened Saturday afternoon on E. Evans Ave. in Pueblo. A stunned homeowner called 911. "She related that the party was out in her backyard," said Sgt. Charles Bonomelli, with the Pueblo Police Department. The details of the alleged crime are too graphic for us to share. "It's not the normal, it's quite unusual for somebody to do this," said Bonomelli.
Milosavich, who is a registered sex offender, was arrested at a nearby bar. Police say he was carrying crack cocaine.
"Those of us in the field have a hard time understanding it too," said FeAna Balsick, with Transitions For Living, LLC. Balsick--a licensed social worker isn't working on this case, but tried to explain how someone could do something like this to an animal. "There's obviously something going on in the mind of this individual that causes them to feel some sort of gratification," said Balsick.
Drugs could play a factor. "Drugs will cause you to be less inhibited and more likely to act on unusual thoughts you might have that are normally suppressed," said Balsick. But those thoughts have to be exist in your mind she says, typically drugs won't create them.
As for why some people have those urges in the first place, that's still a mystery. "We really don't know why or what causes them," said Balsick.
Milosavich is being held in the Pueblo County Jail on a $20,000 bond.