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Man arrested, accused of trying to rape guard dogs after breaking into Baton Rouge business

1 year 8 months 1 week ago Wednesday, June 08 2022 Jun 8, 2022 June 08, 2022 4:50 PM June 08, 2022 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man who allegedly forced his way onto a business's property and tried to sexually abuse two dogs last month.

An arrest warrant said Rage Hewitt, 28, was seen on surveillance footage dated May 20, removing boards from a wooden fence at the property on Cedarcrest Avenue. Once he got past the fence, Hewitt was seen removing his clothes and chasing around two guard dogs while fondling himself, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department.  

At some point in the roughly 15-minute affair, police said Hewitt was able to briefly corner one of the dogs off camera, where the animal is heard yelping. He was also seen tying a shirt around one dog's mouth and holding his genitalia near the animal's face with his back to the camera.

"After approximately 15 minutes of chasing the animals around the yard unclothed, the defendant eventually gives up, gathers his [loose] clothing, and exits the property through the previously removed fence panels," one officer wrote.

Police said it was unclear what he exactly he did to either animal off camera, but one of the dogs was treated for a cut to its leg after it was seen limping.

Hewitt was arrested in Ascension Parish on Wednesday and extradited to Baton Rouge to face charges of aggravated cruelty to animals, attempted sexual abuse of an animal and unauthorized entry of a place of business. 

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