Cruz Barrera-Lugo, 61, is charged with bestiality and cruelty to children in a Feb. 11 incident and went before a court at 1:30 p.m.
Gwinnett County Police were called to a Lawrenceville home and met with the owner, who said he was playing in the yard with his nephew when they saw Barreralugo
Police said when the landscaper realized he had been seen, he stopped and fled the scene in a small, black, two-door, pick-up truck.
But once police reviewed home video surveillance, they realized that the act was caught on video. It’s unknown whether or not this was the first time he had sexually assaulted the animal.
According to the homeowner, Barreralugo had been handling his landscaping every two weeks for nearly a year.
Barreralugo's wife that her husband turned himself in on Monday afternoon.
At his first court appearance the judge informed him, through a woman translating into Spanish because he does not speak English, that he is to be held without bond at the Gwinnett County Jail.
His next court appearance will be a preliminary hearing that will take place on Friday, March 3 at 1:30 p.m.
(11alive - Feb 14, 2017)