It's not as if Michigan State University can afford any more bad publicity.
Now comes this: The Michigan Attorney General's Office has charged MSU physicist Joseph Hattey, 51, of Holt with allegedly penetrating a basset hound with both his hand and penis, Matt Mencarini of the Lansing State Journal reports.
An arrest warrant was issued Monday for Hattey, who faces two counts of sodomy for committing a crime against nature (bestiality). He's scheduled to be arraigned in the afternoon. He is health physicist within MSU's Environmental Health and Safety office.
A press release issued by the Attorney General's Office said Hattey, an MSU employee, is not alleged to have conducted the acts on campus or with an animal owned by the university.
The charges stem from an investigation by Ingham County Animal Control in conjunction with the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office, the Journal reported, citing the release,
The AG's Office said the a basset hound has been removed from harm and is currently in the custody of Ingham County Animal Control.
Messages left seeking comment from MSU, the Sheriff's Office and Ingham County Animal Control were not immediately returned to the State Journal.