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IOWA CITY - A West Liberty man is accused of abusing and torturing his roommate's cat.
According to an Iowa City Police Department criminal complaint, sometime between Oct. 8 and 9, 21-year-old Leo A. Nopoulos was caught on video abusing his roommate's cat. The abuse occurred at their residence at 1856 Algonquin Road in Iowa City.
Police said the video evidence, captured in one of the roommate's bedrooms, shows Nopoulos abusing the cat, 'non-stop, for a period lasting longer than three hours.” Nopoulos is apparently seeing throwing the cat against the ceiling, punching and kicking the cat and hitting the cat with numerous objects, including an air freshener can and a remote.
Nopoulos is seen on the video searching for the cat after it gets away from him so he can continue to abuse and torture the animal, police said. Police said Nopoulos admitted to abusing the cat to his roommates, parents and responding officer. He was charged with animal torture, an aggravated misdemeanor punishable by up to two years in jail.
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