Pit Bull Sexually Assaults 2 y/o Child

I’m very suspicious of this report. As the animal control officers in the story say, it’s bizarre. There are questions about why a dog would ever try to do this and even more, HOW? Not to mention the various, inconsistent stories that appear in press reports. I’ll be blunt. If this child was really sodomized, I think there was abuse by someone in the family and the dog is getting blamed like that mother in Houston who said her dachshund ate her son’s testicles. And even if the dog did it, it seems like there would have had to have been some weird abuse/past behavior for it to even attempt something like this. It’s horrible regardless of what happened. Check out some of the inconsistencies in the stories:

Lockport boy improving after pit bull attack

The mother told police that, as she was changing her son’s diaper, she sent him to the living room to get a new one. The child was alone for “only a minute,” she said, when the attack occurred. She ran to get him when she heard him scream, said Capt. Lawrence Eggert, Lockport chief of detectives.

MONDAY: Police investigating pit bull attack on toddler (10 p.m.)

Police said the toddler was in his home on Washburn Street about 2 p.m. Sunday when the pill bull attacked. According to police, the dog sodomized the boy.

Dog Attacks Lockport 2-Year Old

“The initial assault happened inside the family residence and the dog became frightened when the mother screamed,” said Det. Capt. Larry Eggert, with the Lockport Police Dept.

The child’s mother watched as the child was taken outside, dragged by the dog. Neighbors rescued the child outdoors.

Pitbull Attacks 2-Year-Old

The mother told Lockport Police that she left her two-year-old unattended for a short time and after hearing the baby scream, she ran to see what was wrong.

When she got in the room, she told Lockport Police the dog had sodomized the toddler. The mother screamed, scaring the dog and it ran out of the house.

One neighbor told 2 On Your Side, she heard the mother screaming “the dog is raping my baby.” Neighbors ran to help, but only one man was able to get the dog and child apart.

Anastacio Castillo says “I tried to get the dog away from the baby, the dog was already inside the baby.” When the baby was finally free, he was visibly sick.

And finally, another blog post that shares my skepticism.

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  1. Hey we are with you 100%. Make that two sites with you. See our report:
    http://stinkyjournalism.org/newsdetail.php?id=0 .

    Pit Bull “Molested And Attacked” Toddler?

    by Adam Klasfeld 07/13/2007

    Buffalo area media outlets reported the “bizarre and disturbing” story of a pit bull raping a two-year-old. StinkyJournalism.org finds two misquoted experts crying foul; hospital saying child protection agency is involved; an SPCA Executive Director reveals that mother has “relocated” and gives StinkyJournalism advance notice of results of dog’s official behavioral analysis.

    Dan Cappellazzo/ Staff photographer/ Town of Niagara , NY
    The voice on Buffalo, New York’s WBEN news radio broadcast promised “bizarre and disturbing” news about “an attack on a small boy by a pit bull.” That wasn’t the unusual part. Scare stories about pit bull attacks appear in news coverage almost as regularly as weather forecasts.

    What made this one so strange, though, was the mother’s claim that the dog allegedly anally raped her two-year-old son.

    The toddler is in guarded condition in Buffalo’s Women’s & Children’s Hospital after undergoing reconstructive surgery. The dog is locked up in the Niagara County SPCA, and the mother’s demanding that it be euthanized as soon as possible.

    In an interview with Detective Larry Eggert of the Lockport Police Department, the WBEN news anchors tried to treat the matter with a sense of propriety. “This is a very delicate question,” the anchorman said. “I’ll try to approach it as sensitively as I can, but did you check with a veterinarian? Are animals ever sexually attracted to human beings?” The detective answered that the department had to search outside New York State to find an animal behaviorist who, apparently, has investigated “five” such cases.

    Strangely, the anchors did not reveal what this expert discovered, or ask about the credentials of the person.

    Even if all five of those cases turned out to be actual rapes of small children by dogs, and there’s no evidence that is the case, the outlets presented the story without skepticism.

    Only one local paper vowed to dig deeper. The expert evaluation of the dog’s behavior was going to be released on Saturday, June 14 in the The Lockport Union-Sun & Journal, but StinkyJournalism already discovered the results during a conversation with Niagara County SPCA’s executive director, Albert Chille.

    “They can’t believe that it actually occurred,” says Chille.

    “This Story Does Not Add Up.”

    A WIVB news report claimed that the President of the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society corroborated the story. According to the article, an unnamed expert stated that the parents may have missed warning signs, and that a two-year-old dog reaching “sexual maturity” should not be left alone with a small child.

    Her words, however, were taken completely out of context. Stephanie Wolf, the misrepresented leader of NFVS, explained that a two-year-old dog can display aggression when reaching sexual maturity. “Aggression,” she told us in an exclusive interview, “[means] biting, not raping.” She never intended to suggest that parents need to fear potential rape by their family pet.

    “Just coming from the standpoint of having worked with dogs that are breeding, [getting young dogs to mate] is not an easy thing,” said a frustrated Wolf. “For a dog to have done this in a fraction of a moment, sounds to me a little strange. This story does not add up.”

    There goes one expert.

    WIVB also made it appear that Albert Chille, the executive director of the Niagara County SPCA, verified the credibility of the story, when in fact he contradicted it. In a news story titled “Bizarre and Disturbing Dog Attack,” they quoted Chille as saying, “My understanding is the child had no bites on him at all. … I guess the message is be respectful of a dog, until you absolutely know the animal” (ellipsis original).

    One wonders what part of the interview was stricken where the ellipsis now stand. (StinkyJournalism.org called WIVB for comment, but the news director has not yet replied.) In my interview with Chille, he noted that the lack of bite marks on the boy was another reason to discount the mother’s story. While Chille mentioned that it was not his role to speculate to the press, he had plenty to say to us about his skepticism.

    For example, Chille said in 27 years at the SPCA he has never heard of a dog raping a child , and neither had any of his colleagues.

    “Not to get crude about it,” he says to me as a disclaimer, explaining that a male dog attaches his claws to the sides of the female dog while mating. “It just seems to me that there would be something on the child.”

    He was also disturbed by how adamant the mother was about wanting the dog (“Bear”) put down before the investigation was over and assured me that would not happen so long as he’s guarding the pooch. On Thursday, he says he received 30 emails, “most of them saying they want to adopt [the dog], none of whom blamed the dog and felt sorry for the boy. … I am toying with the idea of going to a rescue group with it.”

    Most telling, perhaps, was Chille revelation that the mother of the injured boy is no longer reachable at her residence. “Now, [the mother] has relocated. One of the agents went to her house, and the door was shut. The neighbors said she will not be coming back.” Her flight is not proof of culpability or involvement as an accessory, but Chille said it raised his eyebrows.

    Niagara County’s District Attorney Matthew J. Murphy III refused to confirm this information, as it was “an ongoing investigation.” When we asked if child protective services were involved, he repeated the answer and hung up the phone.

    An Alternative Hypothesis and a Question That Needs Asking

    The dog seems to be in safe hands now. What about the boy?

    The Women’s & Children’s Hospital has been told by the mother not to release information about the medical condition of the child. However, we asked the public information spokesman John Moscato if the hospital was shielding him, and whether they’d reported suspected abuse to child protective services.

    “Child protective services and all of the appropriate authorities have been notified in this case,” he stated. It’s difficult to believe that they would be taking such measures if they were certain that the jailed dog was the culprit.

    Surprisingly, no press reports that we’ve been able to find have investigated alternative scenarios with human perpetrators. Were “bizarre and disturbing” headlines more appealing?

    Assuming the mother’s story is wrong, and is becoming less credible by the moment, there is a more obvious hypothesis: this was a human crime.

    It’s unclear whether the story was reported the way it was out of a misplaced sense of propriety, or lurid sensationalism. Evidence, however, indicates that the press has lent credibility to the preposterous alibi of a child rapist, leaving a two-year-old in continued danger of molestation while sending an innocent pit bull to be put to sleep.

    Fortunately, the director of the Niagara County SPCA and the Women & Children’s Hospital are not just going with the assumption that the dog did it.

    Additional Reporting by: Rhonda Roland Shearer and Jeremy Miller

  2. how could it not have been the dog when the dog was inside the child. all the evidence is there. a toothe of the do g or part of the toothe was found. it seen and there was dna from the dog. how much proof do you need that the dog did it?it’s bizarr but it is not the twilight zone ok. be for real. may be someone trained the dog to do it. it is quite possible. everybody discharges even babies and all the dog had to do was sniff him and he would immediately on instinct go for him but i too believe something else that we are not bing told was going on and if the mother wasn’t doing it , it was a male. people do very sadistic things with these dogs. there is probably a lot more going on with these dogs. we just haven’t heard of it till now. these i believe are demon dogs and i don’t like them and never did and never will. they cannot be trusted.

  3. there was proof i read that the dog did it. there was dna and the dog was still attached to the child. how much more proof do you need? they say they found part of the dog’s toothe. that is proof too. it was seen by human eyes. it is a demon dog . it needs to be put to sleep. it will do it again to someone else or their child or worse and people who want to adopt a dog like that are twice as sick. what will they do with it, have sex with it?let it rape someone in their family or worse? that is sick if i ever heard it. i admit something else was going on. i believe a dog can be trained to do that. all they would have to do is let him have the sent. every human body has some discharge even babies and how did he get the baby’s pamper off ir did he have one on? i heard no mention of that. are more people being questioned? if the mother was not doing something, someone else in that house was. possibly a male. pit bulls are dangerous dogs. the world knows that. why would anyone think the dog couldn’t possibly do that. he may have a high nature but he is also a dog. he can be trained to do bad things. they train them to kill don’t they? they can be taught to do what this dog did too. do not be mislead.

  4. The dog probably did do it. But not all pitbulls do that. It could be any kind of dog to do that. Alot of people try to give them bad names. Really the only reason there mean are if people make them mean. Any dog can kill. People just make it seam that pitbulls are more dangerous than what they really are.

  5. So, this may sound unbelievable. You may think I made it up. Really, I don’t even like to tell it because so many people always think its fake. I really don’t care whether people believe it or not because I know what happened and I have all the proof I need.
    Here goes. One day, while visiting my grandfather, whose wealth I will some day inherit) I noticed a new pet(he’s gotta spend his fortune on something) Grandpa loved dogs, especially the smaller (expensive) breeds. He had three little pups at the time, all poodles I believe (which I prayed wouldn’t become mine along with Grandpa’s estate when he died). Only, that one day I mentioned, there was a fourth little pup. It was definately part poodle, but obviously mixed with some sort of hound breed. I could tell by the floppy ears and short, stocky bowed legs. Grandpa went on and on about Tiger (not Tigger, said Grandpa, but Tiger). I was happy that Grandpa was happy. Well, then I went into the kitchen to pour a glass of juice for Grandpa. I stood in front of the fridge when all of a sudden, I heard gun shots. I ran out to Grandpa, and there he was, lying on the ground, blood pouring from holes in his chest. I look over and see Tiger. Tiger was gripping Grandpa’s ‘security’ handgun, just standing there with a crazy look in his eye. I nearly fainted.
    This was several years ago now. I was so glad the poodles were there to back up my story. I was even more glad that the poodles weren’t mine, seeing that Grandpa was dead. Tiger was tested and observed for a long time, but he never attempted a deadly assault again. It was just that one time.

  6. In other words, you could throw stones through the holes in this lady’s pitbull nightmare.

  7. I believe that in order for a that dog to have molested the child, the mother or someone in the home had to have had a sexual relationship with the animal. How else would he think to stick his penis into a human being. That truly needs to be investigated.

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