Dog sex act man berated
A Manawatu man who paid a prostitute to take part in a sex act with his dog will not get the animal back.
And a judge told the man he showed some ‘‘gall’’ for asking.
The man, who has name suppression, was banned from having his dog and any internet-capable devices at home under the terms of his 12 months’ supervision sentence.
That was imposed in June for one charge of indecency with an animal and 16 charges of possessing objectionable material.
The man applied to change the terms of his sentence, but Judge Gregory Ross turned him down in Feilding District Court yesterday.
‘‘The fact you have pursued the matter against initial concern... shows an absence of judgment on your part and some gall in not accepting the advice of people who have expertise and experience in situations such as your own,’’ the judge told him.
The man could only get internet access at home with the permission of the probation service, which has refused the request.
He was assessed as being at a low risk of re-offending but that was because he didn’t have access to his dog or the web.
The man could still use the internet at university, however.
His convictions stem from him paying a prostitute to go to his house in July 2009 and have his dog perform a sex act on her.
Over the phone he told the woman, whose number he found in a personal ad, what he had in mind.
When she arrived at his house, he showed her images of what he wanted her to do.
The woman took part in an indecent act and left.
She later complained to police, who found illegal sexual images and DVDs at the man’s house.
Judge Ross said the dog – a family pet – was now in a kennel at great financial cost for the man.
‘‘This is one of the consequences of conviction on serious charges,’’ the judge said.
The man told the court a lack of internet access was affecting his study.
He is also working through 150 hours’ community work and has a night-time curfew.
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