Kentucky bill would make it a felony to sexually assault cat or - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Kentucky bill would make it a felony to sexually assault cat or dog

Posted: Updated:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A bill filed in the Kentucky General Assembly would make it a felony to sexually assault a cat or dog.

Rep. C. Wesley Morgan, a Republican from Richmond, Ky., introduced House Bill 143 on Thursday. Morgan was elected to the House of Representatives in November.

The bill would "criminalize sexual assault of a dog or cat; provide for forfeiture of ownership of the dog or cat upon conviction or plea; prohibit future ownership of a dog or cat for five years for a first offense and life for a second or subsequent offense; require forfeited dogs and cats be offered to animal rescue organizations or given to county animal shelters."

A copy of the proposed bill, as it currently stands, is below:

Copyright 2017 by WDRB News. All rights reserved.

  • Sign Up for WDRB's Sports Newsletter

    * denotes required fields

    Thank you for signing up! You will receive a confirmation email shortly.
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WDRB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.