Amber Finney
Amber Finney was sentenced to 180 days in jail for engaging in sexual acts with a dog

An Ohio woman who was caught performing sexual acts on a dog has been sentenced to jail after pleading no contest to a bestiality charge on Thursday (11 May).

Amber Finney, 33, initially denied the allegations despite her sexual shenanigan being recorded on video, and told police the clip was a fake. However, police said "it is clear as day that it is not a fake video".

It was also posted on social media and subsequently went viral. Police said the incident took place on New Year's Day 2017.

Finney – who is from the city of Warren – was sentenced to 180 days behind bars, 120 of which were suspended. She also received credit for the 33 days that she has already served in Trumbull County Jail.

In addition to the jail term, Finney received five years' probation and cannot possess any animals during that time. Judge Terry Ivanchak also suspended $700 (£543) of a $1,000 fine.

Finney was arrested after employees at Walgreens, a US pharmacy chain, called emergency services after they recognised her as the woman on television who had been "getting into trouble with animals," following a WKBN report.

Responding officers said Finney was found crying in the basement of her home. She claimed to have been drugged at the time and said somebody had spiked her drink, impairing her memory.

In June 2016, Warren became the first Ohio city to make bestiality illegal. The decision to enact tougher laws came after a Warren man, Salvador Rendon, was accused of having sex with his daughter's dogs multiple times over a six-year period. Rendon was sentenced to 90 days in jail, 60 of which were suspended.