Ridge, NY- Officials in Suffolk County arrested a Ridge man earlier this week, on charges including Sexual Misconduct with an Animal. The Suffolk County SPCA say they received a video showing a man grabbing a dog by the neck and shoving the dogs nose into his anus and pushing it around. Officials say the video was shared on social media and that an investigation revealed the man in the video to be 21-year-old Matteo Chirello. SPCA officials say Chirello allegedly admitted to being the person in the video and told them that the dog is a 12-year-old female Terrier named Ginger, who belongs to his girlfriends parents. Chirello was charged on April 5, 2021 with Animal Cruelty and with Sexual Misconduct with an Animal. He is scheduled to appear at First District Court, Central Islip on April 23, 2021.
Photo: Suffolk County SPCA