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Man denies having sex with dogs — but admits to sex addiction

Cary Ashby • Updated Oct 30, 2015 at 1:43 AM

New London resident Timothy T. Cutcher denies having sex with dogs or any of his relatives.

However, the 23-year-old man told the Reflector it’s true he’s addicted to sex. 

“It’s been a while. I try to keep it under control. I do my business in the bathroom,” Cutcher said Wednesday. “I don’t have sex with relatives.”

Huron County Sheriff’s Lt. Terry Shean, in an interview Tuesday, said Cutcher “admitted to being addicted to sex” during an interview with Deputy Shannon Lyons and also “admitted to this, having inappropriate contact with the dogs and the relatives.”

On Saturday, the sheriff’s office received a report of possibly animal cruelty on U.S. 224 in Greenwich Township. Lyons then met with a 16-year-old girl, who was reported to the Reflector as being Cutcher’s ex-girlfriend. According to the deputy’s report, the complainant wanted an officer to listen a voicemail message from Cutcher, whom she reported breaking up with recently.

The girl accused Cutcher of “having sexual contact with the dogs at his residence,” Shean said.

Lyons met with Cutcher and interviewed him Sunday at the sheriff’s office. Chief Deputy Ted Patrick said there was a video-taped statement from Cutcher.

“He admitted to several sex acts over the course of several years with four different dogs,” Patrick said. “He admitted to these activities and was incarcerated.”

Cutcher said the complainant is the younger sister of his 23-year-old ex-girlfriend and it’s possible Shean was incorrect in saying the girl was his ex. 

The suspect was asked how the girl might know about the allegations. 

“She wouldn’t have heard unless the sister told her. … I didn’t tell anybody about my business,” Cutcher said. 

“I think the (ex-) girlfriend is trying to get revenge on me for breaking up,” he added.

About the time he was asked about his sex addiction, Cutcher said he’s “borderline mentally disabled.”

“I go to Christie Lane and everything,” he said.

The sheriff’s office and New London Police Department have investigated animal cruelty cases against Cutcher. Without elaborating, Shean said Tuesday there was carry-over from one case to another, Lyons assisted New London with its investigation and the entire matter was forwarded to the Norwalk Law Director’s Office.

“I have not seen a report,” law director Stuart O’Hara said Wednesday.

Assistant law director Scott Christophel was interviewed separately Wednesday.

“From the report, it appears it happened in the village of New London, so that would be (the jurisdiction of) Richard Woodruff. From what I hear it’s an ongoing investigation,” he said.

Woodruff, the New London police prosecutor, declined to comment Wednesday.

“I can’t tell you anything about it; the matter is still under investigation,” he said.

Cutcher said the New London case is an old one.

“It happened two years ago, but it’s an allegation,” he said.

Cutcher denied New London police ever investigated a case against him “because it wasn’t brought to their attention.” He was unclear when asked to clarify his statement.

He has lived in the village for four years, except for the month to month-and-a-half he dated the 23-year-old woman.

“This is one of the most bizarre cases we’ve handled,” Sheriff Dane Howard said Tuesday without elaborating.

Cutcher was arrested without incident Sunday and charged with cruelty against a companion animal. He didn’t appear in Norwalk Municipal Court the next day and the charge was dismissed. The suspect was released from the Huron County Jail.

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