Warren woman sentenced for performing sex act on dog
A Warren woman has been sentenced for violating the city's ordinance making it a crime to have sex with animals.
Amber Finney, 33, of Ward St. NW appeared in Warren Municipal Court on Thursday where she pleaded no contest to one count of engaging in sexual conduct with animals.
Judge Terry Ivanchak sentenced Finney to 180 days in jail, but suspended 120 of those days and he gave her credit for the 33 days she has already served in the Trumbull County Jail.
The judge also suspended $700 of a $1000 fine and placed her on probation for five years.
Warren police detectives tell 21 News that Finney was seen on video performing sex acts on a dog.
Finney originally denied the allegations when police questioned her about the video that went viral on social media.
She claimed the video had been doctored to make it appear the incident took place.
Police say the incident took place this past New Year's Day.
According to the complaint, Finney “Did knowingly engage in sexual conduct with an animal, or knowingly possess, sell or purchase and animal with the intent that it be subjected to sexual conduct.”
The wording is contained in the city's bestiality ordinance that was adopted in June.
Animal activists lobbied for the prohibition after it was discovered that Salvador Rendon, 61, of Warren was caught having relations with his two dogs.
At the time, Warren had no law against bestiality, so Rendon was convicted of animal cruelty and sentenced to thirty days in jail.
The ordinance makes committing bestiality a misdemeanor of the first degree, mandates counseling and possibly prohibits offenders from owning animals in the future.