Man ‘raped his pet dog while dressed in a husky costume and posted vile footage online

A MAN has been arrested for allegedly filming himself raping his pet dog while dressed in a husky costume and posting the vile footage online.

Christian Nichols, 21, was arrested in Florida after police had a tip-off from a horrified viewer who saw the video.

The suspect is being held on a felony charge of aggravated animal cruelty involved a Siberian husky named Ember.

Detectives say the terrified dog tried to escape and was beaten with a sex toy, reports Miami Herald.

A police reports states: “Detectives say the dog in the video was clearly in distress.

“At one point during the video, the dog tries to run away and the man responds by striking the dog with a sex toy.

“Through various investigative techniques, detectives tracked the video and photographs back to 21-year-old Christian Stewart Oscar Nichols of Oldsmar.”

The investigation began on January 25, and the suspect was arrested on February 11

The husky has since been removed from Nichols’s home, as has his other dog.

Investigators said Nichols confessed to making the video.