Police Arrest Gresham Man for Sexually Abusing his Pit Bull
(GRESHAM, Ore.) - Gresham Police Department say they arrested a man for 200 counts of sexual assault of an animal, and 200 counts of aggravated animal abuse.
Special Agent Austin Wallace with the Oregon Humane Society, says 20-year old Brandon Vongthongthrip was lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center on 1.5 million dollars bail.
"Authorities first learned of Mr. Vongthongthrip's criminal activity when an anonymous caller contacted investigators at the Oregon Humane Society," Wallace said.
"Special Agents from the Humane Society worked closely with Gresham Detectives to locate the suspect and rescue the victimized animal."
Wallace explained that investigators located key evidence when they discovered numerous photographs posted on the internet of Mr. Vongthongthrip sexually abusing his dog, an eight year-old Red Nose American Pit bull named Rocky.
"During an interview Mr. Vongthongthrip admitted to assaulting Rocky over 400 times. This abuse occurred over a five year period. Rocky was removed from the residence by Multnomah County Animal Control and will undergo an examination and treatment for his injuries in the following days."
Vongthongthrip has no prior arrests, according to Wallace, nor does he have a history of mental illness, he has been a life-long resident of East Multnomah County, and currently resides in Gresham with his mother and her fiancé.
There is no additional information to be released at this time.