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Hearing scheduled for MSU physicist charged with bestiality

Posted: 3:51 AM, Aug 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-13 05:31:23-04
Hearing for man facing bestiality charges

LANSING, Mich. — A hearing for a Michigan State University Health Physicist accused of sexually abusing a dog is scheduled to happen on Tuesday, Aug. 13.

Joseph Hattey is awaiting trial on a bestiality charge.

Hattey has been suspended from his job as a physicist at Michigan State University, although the alleged assault did not happen on campus.

The dog, a Basset Hound named Flash, has since been adopted to a new home.

Hattey has denied any wrongdoing.

He is scheduled to be in Ingham County Circuit Court for a hearing before Judge Rosemarie Aquilina at 9 a.m. on Aug. 13.

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