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Man jailed after having sex with a goat

A man has been jailed for six weeks after admitting having sex with a goat in a barn. Picture: TSPL

A man has been jailed for six weeks after admitting having sex with a goat in a barn. Picture: TSPL

A man who admitted having sexual intercourse with a goat has been jailed for six weeks.

Robert Newman, 23, launched the night attack on the animal in a barn in Devizes in Wiltshire.

North West Wiltshire Magistrates’ Court in Chippenham was told the goat needed treatment for injuries sustained during the assault.

Newman, of Devizes, admitted having sex with a living animal between April 5 and 16 this year, contrary to the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

Magistrates yesterday jailed Newman for six weeks for the offence after hearing a victim impact statement from the goat’s owners.

The attack happened when Newman was the subject of a suspended sentence for burglary.

Defending, Anne Ellery told the court Newman’s actions were a “symptom of isolation rather than depravity”.

 

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