A Kansas University international student charged with felony animal cruelty was released from jail on $12,000 bond, jail records indicate.
Cem Basoflas, 20, of Istanbul, Turkey, is accused by prosecutors of “extreme violence on at least two animals.”
The KU sophomore physics major was arrested Feb. 4 at his apartment in the 2100 block of Heatherwood Drive, where police said a large amount of blood was found.
Douglas County District Judge Pro Tem Jim George ordered Basoflas to surrender his passport and to have no contact with any animals when released from jail.
The suspect has another pending case of felony animal cruelty, stemming from an alleged incident Aug. 16. In both cases, he’s charged with one count of intentionally and maliciously killing, injuring, maiming, torturing, burning or mutilating any animal.
Basoflas pleaded not guilty in both cases and is scheduled for a Feb. 24 court appearance in front of District Judge Robert Fairchild.
Prosecutors said more charges could be filed in the most recent case.