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Jan. 15, 2013 -- Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced that Kujtim Nicaj (DOB 11/09/68) of 58 C Peck Avenue, Rye, New York, was sentenced today to six and one half years in state prison and seven years probation on his October 2012  guilty plea to:

•    one count of Burglary in the Second Degree as a Sexually Motivated Felony, a class “C” Violent Felony,
•    one count of Sexual Misconduct, a class “A” Misdemeanor.

On Feb. 8, 2012 the defendant, who was employed at the time as the superintendent at the Rye Colony Cooperative Apartments, entered the victim’s apartment without authorization.

While inside, the defendant engaged in multiple sex acts with the owner’s 15 month old Labrador Retriever dog.

This conduct was recorded on nanny cam type devices which the homeowner had previously set up.

The Rye City police were notified.

The defendant was questioned and subsequently arrested by Rye City police.

Upon completion of his sentence, the defendant will have to register as a sex offender under the New York State Sex Offender Registry Act.

Assistant District Attorney Wendy Parra of the Sex Crimes Bureau and Assistant District Attorney Mary Ann Liebowitz of the Investigations Division, Animal Cruelty Unit prosecuted the case.



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