An award-winning Penn State professor who has been arrested in a sickening bestiality case involving his pet collie begged rangers to shoot him, telling them “I have to die” — because it was claimed that he’s been performing lewd acts in a state forest for practically a decade, in keeping with courtroom paperwork.
Themis Matsoukas, 64, grew to become “nervous” after which started to “panic” when officers from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) confirmed up on his doorstep earlier this month to go looking his dwelling, after he was allegedly caught on a path digicam performing sexual acts together with his canine.
“I’m achieved, I’m lifeless, you don’t perceive, I do it to blow off steam,” Matsoukas, a well-regarded chemistry engineering professor, was quoted as telling the rangers, in keeping with an affidavit cited by the information outlet WTAJ.
He then reportedly “begged” the DCNR officers executing the search to kill him.
“What do I’ve to do to get you to shoot me? I have to die,” Matsoukas pleaded.
Matsoukas was arraigned Tuesday on prices of open lewdness, indecent publicity, sexual activity with an animal and animal cruelty.
The professor’s dramatic fall from grace got here practically two months after a path digicam put in by the DCNR at Rothrock State Forest in Pennsylvania allegedly captured Matsoukas on the night time of April 13 strolling bare from the waist down together with his pet collie.
The stunning footage reportedly confirmed the professor carrying nothing however a ski masks, boots with socks, and a wristwatch, and carrying a North Face backpack.
Matsoukas reportedly might be seen masturbating close to a girls’s public restroom, earlier than “partaking in a sexual act with the canine,” in keeping with the affidavit.
The man additionally allegedly tried to file his antics with the collie utilizing a silver iPad.
DCNR investigators later obtained six photos from different path cameras within the space courting again to 2014 exhibiting what gave the impression to be the identical man wandering by way of the woods within the buff.
Last month, rangers noticed the acquainted customer with the North Face backpack on one of many path cameras and tracked him again to his automobile, a inexperienced Subaru Outback.
The investigators then obtained his license plate quantity and have been in a position to match his DMV picture to the opposite photos of the nude man within the woods.
The probe culminated within the search of Matsoukas’ dwelling, throughout which rangers reportedly seized a number of gadgets that have been seen on the April 13 path digicam video, together with the ski masks, North Face backpack and silver iPad.
The Penn State professor’s collie, which was in the home, additionally reportedly matched the canine within the revolting path digicam footage.
Matsoukas has taught at prestigious Penn State University since 1991, incomes no less than three skilled accolades, together with the 2017 Premier Teaching Award.
The faculty advised the Center Daily Times this week that the professor “has been relieved of his obligations and is on depart.”
Matsoukas is due again in courtroom for a preliminary listening to on July 19.