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LONDON, Ky. (WDKY) – A Laurel County man is facing multiple charges stemming from days of complaints involving sexual assault and animal abuse.

An arrest citation says Danny Christopher Farris, 57, of East Bernstadt, forcibly pinned down a victim while masturbating in August 2017.

Four days after the sex act, police say the man shot and killed her cat before threatening to shoot her next. The victim says he physically restrained her again before pulling the trigger multiple times. Police say audio recordings allowed them to hear the clicking noises associated with the act.

The victim was also heard in the audio recording screaming and pleading for her life before the man grabbed her by the hair, dragging her around.

Police arrested Farris Monday and charged him with wanton endangerment, sexual abuse, cruelty to animals and assault.