MOUNT CLEMENS, MICHGAN (AP) — A Detroit-area man convicted of sodomizing a dog plans to appeal a ruling that he register as a sex offender after leaving prison.
Delbert John Holliday was sentenced yesterday to three and a half to 15 years in prison. The 35-year-old Eastpointe man pleaded guilty to sodomy and animal torture for an August incident with a pit bull at his brother’s house.
A Macomb County judge ordered Holliday to register with the state’s sex offender registry, though state law currently doesn’t specifically whether animal sodomizers should be on the list.
A state lawmaker has introduced legislation to add sodomy against animals to the list of offenses that automatically put perpetrators on the sex registry.