Alabama man molested wife’s shih tzu to punish her for 'paying more attention to the dog': police
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An Alabama man was charged with animal cruelty after video allegedly showed him raping his wife's pet shih tzu.

The Dothan Eagle reported that authorities in Geneva said that 39-year-old Jonathan Edward Medley's wife set up a hidden recording device after becoming suspicious that he was having an affair.

“He was mad at his wife because she paid more attention to the dog than him so he had sex with the dog,” Geneva Police Capt. Ricky Morgan. “She actually thought he was having an affair with another woman and hid a recording device. She learned he was in fact molesting the dog.”

The incident was first reported to authorities last Thursday.

Morgan said that the 2-year-old dog was taken to a local veterinarian, and could have to be euthanized because of injuries. Shih tzu typically weigh 9 to 16 pounds, according to the Dog Breed Info Center.

The police chief later told WTVY that the dog, who was identified as "Buster," appeared to be doing well.

Medley was charged with a misdemeanor count of animal cruelty. His bond was set at $535.