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