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Veterinarian pleads guilty to child porn, sexually abusing dogs

MIAMI – A South Florida veterinarian accused of possessing child pornography and sexually abusing animals pleaded guilty to those charges Thursday in Miami federal court.

Prentiss Madden, 40, admitted to making several videos of himself having sex with dogs and sharing them on social media.

He’s the former medical director at Caring Hands Animal Hospital in Aventura. He was fired after the federal charges came to light in March.

Since then, he’s been held without bond a the Miami federal detention center.

Madden is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 8. He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum penalty of 87 years in prison.

If you have information on the case or you believe you or a family member may have been a victim, you are urged to call the Homeland Security Investigations tip line at 1-866-347-2423.

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