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Penn State University professor says he performed sex act with dog ‘to blow off steam’

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Huntingdon County, PA– A Penn State University professor who was caught performing sexual acts on his pet dog at a state park has been arrested.
64-year-old Themis Matsoukas was taken into custody on Monday after authorities were able to identify him using mages from their surveillance equipment.
The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources installed the trail camera in the Alan Seeger Natural Area parking on April 12th in an effort to identify who was stealing bags of hand sanitizer from the public bathrooms but instead found Matsoukas sexually abusing his dog.
Investigators say that around 8:00 p.m. on April 13th cameras caught Matsoukas walking the trail with his pet collie, wearing nothing but a ski mask, a North Face backpack, boots, and a wristwatch.
Matsoukas is then seen masturbating by the women’s restroom before engaging in the sex act with his dog.
After finding the video on their trail camera, authorities contacted two other people who own private camps in the area and were able to get additional footage of Matsoukas that goes back as far as 2014.
Authorities were eventually able to identify him and bring him into custody.
Matsoukas told authorities that he committed the acts to “blow off steam.”
“I’m done, I’m dead, you don’t understand, I do it to blow off steam,” The Chemical engineering professor told investigators.
He has been charged with one count each of sexual intercourse with an animal, cruelty to animals, indecent exposure, open lewdness, and disorderly conduct.
Additionally Matsoukas “has been relieved of his responsibilities and is on leave” from the University.