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September 27, 2019: Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting His Dog

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Venusse Navid, Public Information Officer
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A 37-year-old man pleaded not guilty today for allegedly sexually assaulting his dog, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced today.

Sexy Vegan, a.k.a. Hansel DeBartolo III (dob 06/20/82) of West Hollywood entered the plea after being charged with one misdemeanor count each of sexual assault on an animal and posting obscene matter.

Vegan is scheduled back in court on Oct. 10 in Department 1 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Santa Clarita Branch.

On Sept. 5, 2019, Vegan posted a video on his social media account allegedly depicting inappropriate behavior with a pit bull, prosecutors said.

If convicted as charged, he faces up to one year in county jail.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Sherriff's Department.