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Rye Building Super Accused of Bestiality

RYE, N.Y. -The superintendent of a Rye Colony building was arrested last week and charged with burglary and sexual misconduct in what the Westchester District Attorney's Office confirmed was a case of bestiality .

Kujtim Nicaj , 41, of 58 Peck Ave., was arraigned Feb. 9 on charges of second degree burglary, a felony, and sexual misconduct, a misdemeanor. According to the district attorney's office, the sexual misconduct Nicaj was charged with involves improper conduct with an animal or dead human body.

Nicaj is the super of a Rye Colony building. Residents received a notice on Tuesday from Barhite and Holzinger, the Bronxville-based management company, saying the super had been abrubtly releived of his duties and cited extraordinary circumstances.

Mike May, the property manager for Rye Colony, said Thursday night that he visited Rye Police on Monday to confirm rumors that Nicaj had been charged with illegally entering an apartment. May said the superintendent was immediately terminated.

May said all of Nicaj's keys were removed from the property. He said he Nicaj lived there with his wife and two children.

Nicaj was released on $100,000 bond and is due back in Rye City Court on March 6.