Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette's office announced today that it is charging a staff member at Michigan State University with two counts of committing a "crime against nature," also known as bestiality.

Joseph Hattey, a 51-year-old Health Physicist at MSU, is accused of penetrating a dog with both his hand and penis. The alleged victim is a Bassett Hound named Flash. The dog is currently in the custody of Ingham County Animal Contol, according to WDIV.

The Attorney General's office says that crime happened in Holt, Michigan, not on the campus of MSU.

Hattey could face 15 years in prison if convicted.