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Centre Hall Man Facing Charges

A Centre Hall man is accused of assaulting a woman and coercing her into helping him have sex with a dog, according to police.

According to state police, 23-year-old Joshua Vonada is facing charges related to simple assault, terroristic threats and sexual intercourse with an animal.

According to state police, a trooper was called to Mount Nittany Medical Center Sunday for an inactive assault.

A woman at the hospital told investigators that she and Vonada got into an argument Dec. 10 while the two were driving, state police say.

During the argument, the woman said that Vonada pointed a handgun at her, punched her in the leg and threatened to throw her out of the vehicle and run her over with, according to state police.

Troopers say the woman told them that she didn’t feel safe reporting the assault until she was at the hospital.

State police say the woman also told them that Vonada had been forcing her to help him sexually assault a dog over the past few months.

Investigators say the woman showed them pictures of her injuries and they also found the handgun she was referring to in the vehicle involved in the incident.

Court documents indicate that Vonada is free after posting bail.

He has a preliminary hearing slated for Jan. 12.

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