Penn State professor Themis Matsoukas is charged with having sex with his collie

A chemical engineering professor at Penn State University has been accused of repeatedly having sex with his dog during an act caught by wildlife cameras.

Themis Matsoukas, 64, was charged Tuesday in Huntingdon County with open lewdness, indecent exposure, having sex with an animal, cruelty to animals and disorderly conduct Center Daily Times reported.

He was on leave from the university where he has been working since 1991.

Matsoukas was identified by rangers, who said they linked him to a North Face backpack and a Subaru Outback, seen in some footage from the Rothrock State Forest, WTAJ reported.

Authorities said they determined the collie in the April and May clips was the same pet that investigators found when they searched his home. They also said they found the backpack and an iPad featured in the trail camera images.

“I’m done, I’m dead. You don’t understand, I’m doing this to let off steam,” Matsoukas told rangers from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, who arrived June 9 with a search warrant. according to WTAJ.

He begged the rangers to shoot him Fox 43 reportedciting the indictment documents.

Cameras that caught Matsoukas were used to find out who was stealing hand sanitizer in the state park. reported.

Themis Matsoukas is on leave from the university.
Themis Matsoukas is on leave from the university.

“Themis Matsoukas has been relieved of his duties and is on leave,” the university said in a statement to

HuffPost didn’t immediately get a response from Matsoukas. his lawyer declined to comment to the Center Daily Times.

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