CHICAGO — A Brighton Park man was found in a cage at the city's Animal Care and Control Center after apparently having sexual contact with a pit bull, prosecutors said.
Gerardo Perez, 50, of the 2500 block of West 38th Street, was charged with one count of burglary and one count of criminal sexual conduct with an animal.
Perez was ordered held on $80,000 bond during a hearing Saturday.
On Wednesday, Perez was taking a tour of the Pilsen facility at 2741 S. Western Ave. when he broke away from a group, said Assistant State's Attorney Amanda Pillsbury.
An employee saw Perez enter a restricted pavilion and told him to leave, Pillsbury said.
When that employee returned a short while later, Perez was still in the pavilion "in a cage with a white and grey pit bull," Pillsbury said.
Perez made statements "regarding sexual conduct with the dog" to the witness and other employees.
Perez was arrested at his home Friday.