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Rye Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Acts with Dog, Burglary

The former building superintendent faces a maximum sentence of fifteen years in state prison and will have to register as a sex offender.

A former Rye building superintendent plead guilty to breaking into an apartment and engaging in sex acts with a dog today in Westchester County court. Kujtim Nicaj, 43, of 58 C Peck Ave., Rye plead guilty to the charges resulting from a Feb. 8, 2012 incident at Rye Colony Cooperative Apartments, according to the Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore.

Nicaj plead guilty 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.

DiFiore said Nicaj, who at the time was superintendent at Rye Colony Cooperative Apartments, entered the victim’s apartment without authorization. While inside, the Nicaj engaged in multiple sex acts with the owner’s 15 month old Labrador retriever dog, according to the indictment.

DiFiore said the conduct was recorded on "nanny cam" type device, which the homeowner had previously set up.

The Rye City police were notified about the recorded incident and Nicaj was questioned and then arrested by Rye City police.

“This defendant engaged in behavior that is not only reprehensible but also was abusive to someone’s pet,” said District Attorney Janet DiFiore after the defendant’s guilty plea. “Taking advantage of a helpless animal is an act of depravity which has often been a predictor of violence against humans.”

Sentencing will be on Jan. 15, 2013. 

The defendant was remanded after his plea.

The defendant faces a maximum sentence of fifteen years in state prison and will have to register as a sex offender.

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.

Nicole D. October 22, 2012 at 08:11 PM
I hope he gets 15 years in prison. What a disgusting human being. He should also be commuted to a mental health facility because that behavior is extremely abnormal and sick.
Nicole D. October 22, 2012 at 08:14 PM
Committed*
Cadeyrn October 22, 2012 at 08:51 PM
Even the usual loon lawyers wouldn't touch this one.
Mae October 24, 2012 at 12:00 PM
What country did this man come from? How many more animals have he abused? This only proves Westchester County need to enforce the law that all superintendents must have a background check before hire to work among tenants for their safety. IT should become mandatory. By the way, landlords as well, before they receive a permit to own and manage a building with innocent tenants.
Helen January 19, 2013 at 11:20 PM
Rye ha .....???? And they talk shit about the BRONX?????? He would never be able to get away with that shit here!!!!!!! Everything in westchester is brushed under the rug iIf you ask me Rye and those " high end " Westchester communities are the worst they breed all the nut jobs , child sex abusers and sickos !!!!!

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