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Two charged in pit bull attack on teen

2012-09-06 22:32

Fond du Lac - Two men accused of hanging a teenage boy by the ankles and ordering a pit bull dog to bite him each face several felony charges including battery and false imprisonment. One of the suspects is the boy's father.

Joel E Kennedy, 43, was charged on Thursday along with another man, Richard R Lisko, 58.

A criminal complaint says Kennedy's 18-year-old son told investigators that Lisko and his father accused him on Friday of stealing drugs and coins at Lisko's house. He said Lisko tied him up and the two men suspended him by the ankles, then Lisko ordered his pit bull dog to attack.

The teen suffered several bites.

Lisko's defence attorney, Dan Stevens, says the teenager has taunted the dog in the past.