Rye Man Sentenced to Jail for Sex Acts with Dogs

The former superintendent of Rye Colony Cooperative Apartments will spend years in jail and then register as a sex offender.


A former Rye building superintendent who pleaded guilty to breaking into an apartment and engaging in sex acts with a dog was sentenced to six and a half years in state prison and seven years probation today in Westchester County Court in White Plains.

Kujtim Nicaj, 44, of 58 C Peck Ave., plead guilty in Oct., 2012 to charges resulting from a Feb. 8 2012 incident at Rye Colony Cooperative Apartments. He plead guilty to:

  • one count of Burglary in the Second Degree as a Sexually Motivated Felony, a class “C” Violent Felony,
  • one count of Sexual Misconduct, a class “A” Misdemeanor.

DiFiore said Nicaj, who at the time was superintendent at Rye Colony Cooperative Apartments, entered the victim’s apartment without authorization. While inside, the Nicaj engaged in multiple sex acts with the owner’s 15 month old Labrador retriever dog, according to the indictment.

DiFiore said the conduct was recorded on "nanny cam" type device, which the homeowner had previously set up.

The Rye City police were notified about the recorded incident and Nicaj was questioned and then arrested by Rye City police.

“This defendant engaged in behavior that is not only reprehensible but also was abusive to someone’s pet,” said District Attorney Janet DiFiore after the defendant’s guilty plea. “Taking advantage of a helpless animal is an act of depravity which has often been a predictor of violence against humans.”

Upon completion of his sentence, the Nicaj will have to register as a sex offender under the New York State Sex Offender Registry Act.

Assistant District Attorney Wendy Parra of the Sex Crimes Bureau and Assistant District Attorney Mary Ann Liebowitz of the Investigations Division, Animal Cruelty Unit prosecuted the case.

Tyler Durden January 16, 2013 at 12:35 AM
Give that dog a bone.
Joan K January 16, 2013 at 12:40 AM
He will be the laughing stock in prison. If he get raped, I am sure there will be some barking going on by either him or the other inmate.
John Taggart January 16, 2013 at 12:44 AM
Gotta love Kim Tran, there is more freedom to comment on this issue than the gun issue.
Smitty Chesterfield January 16, 2013 at 05:07 AM
how so? I think kim does a good job.
Liz Ceravolo January 16, 2013 at 01:38 PM
She does a great job, it's some of the readers that concern me.


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