George Reid, 37, was indicted on aggravated animal cruelty charges on Thursday.(HANDOUT)A convicted child molester beat his small dog to death in front a child and threw the pup’s body in the trash, prosecutors said Thursday.
George Reid, 37, was indicted on aggravated animal cruelty charges, after police and prosecutors found surveillance video of the gruesome attack inside Reid’s Belmont apartment building.
Reid punched, kicked and slammed the small pooch to the ground in a building on Belmont Ave. by E. 187th St. on Aug. 16, authorities said.
At one point, a 6-year-old girl watched as he held his pet by the neck and pummeled it.
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Reid took the dog out of the building in a garbage bag, and it was later found in a trash bin, prosecutors said.
“The defendant was cruel and relentless in his incomprehensible attack on a small, defenseless animal,” said Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark. “Surveillance video captured this horror and we will now work hard to obtain justice; we emphasize our continued dedication to protecting vulnerable animals.”In 2006, Reid was convicted of accosting a child for immoral purpose in Michigan, in a case involving sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl. He was sentenced to 18 months behind bars.
He moved to the Bronx in 2012, and was charged with a federal sex offender offense that year because he failed to properly notify authorities of his new address, court records show.
Reid remains held on $25,000 bail.