WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – A woman accused of performing sexual acts on a dog pleaded not guilty in court Monday.
Amber Finney is charged with engaging in sexual conduct with animals. She was arrested Sunday night and is being held in Trumbull County Jail.
Warren Police issued a warrant for Finney’s arrest in January after a video surfaced showing a woman participating in a sex act with a dog. According to police, Finney said the video was fake, but they said it appears to be real.
Police received multiple reports from people who have seen the video.
Under the new law, the crime is considered a misdemeanor but would allow for the removal of the animals until the end of the investigation or trial.
The law stems from Salvador Rendon, who investigators say had sex with two dogs multiple times for six years. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail, 60 of which were suspended.
Police said a 16-year-old boy also admitted to having sex with a dog in Warren last year, but the crimes occurred before the bestiality law went into effect.