Christian Stewart Oscar Nichols: A Florida man is arrested after recording himself performing ‘physical’ acts on his Siberian husky while wearing a dog costume (and sharing footage online).
A Florida man has admitted recording himself performing ‘physical’ acts on his Siberian husky while wearing a dog costume — after sharing the ‘intimate’ footage online.
Christian Stewart Oscar Nichols, 21, of Oldsmar, upon his arrest on Monday was charged with aggravated animal cruelty and 10 counts of prohibition of certain acts in connection with obscene materials according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.
An investigation was launched on Jan. 25 after an out-of-state resident contacted officials with the Pinellas County Animal Services to report the existence of video and photographs online depicting a man having sexual contact with a dog.
Detectives from the sheriff’s office later obtained copies of the video and photographs, which depicted a man- identified as Nichols- dressed in a black and white Siberian husky costume using his private part and sex toys during physical acts with the animal.
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The dog — later identified as Nichols’ pet, named Ember — was clearly distressed during the video, with the animal at one point (do you suppose…?) trying to run away. In turn, Nichols is observed hitting the dog with a phallic shaped toy, according to the sheriff’s department.
Investigators were able to trace the video and photographs back to Nichols, who admitted to detectives that he made the footage with his dog before posting it to the internet. A second dog was also removed from Nichols’ home.
Nichols — whose arrest record lists him at 5 feet 8 and 220 pounds — was taken to the Pinellas County Jail, where he was released from custody on Tuesday after posting $5K bond, jail records show.
Pinellas County Sgt. Spencer Gross said Nichols admitted to sharing the video via a messaging app called Telegram.
‘Mr. Nichols was in a few different chat rooms with others who had interest in zoosadism and zoophilia,’ Gross told via the Tampa Bay Times, citing psychological disorders involving pleasure derived from cruelty to animals and sexual attraction to animals, respectively. ‘That’s how he transferred the video to someone he’d been chatting with.’
A Chihuahua was also removed from Nichols’ home, where he lives with a relative. Investigators do not believe that animal was victimized, but both dogs are now in the care of animal welfare officials, seemingly in ‘good health and spirits,’ according to a field services manager.
Additional charges against Nichols, are likely, Gross said.
‘There’s a lot more evidence they’re combing through and it could take at least another month to get through everything he’s got,’ the lawmaker reiterated.