A man is currently facing the prospect of imprisonment after he was discovered engaging in sexual activity with a cow.
Liam Brown, aged 25, clandestinely entered a farm located in Christchurch, Dorset, under the cover of darkness in June 2022.
However, his actions were brought to light when vigilant farmers, who had installed a new surveillance system due to suspicions of livestock mistreatment, apprehended him.
A DNA sample, obtained from a calf on the farm, provided conclusive evidence of the sexual encounter.
During a hearing at Poole Magistrates Court, Brown expressed remorse and pleaded guilty to charges of sexual penetration with a living animal and causing unwarranted harm to a protected animal.
The prosecuting attorney, Charles Nightingale, revealed that the defendant had a longstanding acquaintance with the farming family, dating back to his childhood when members of his own family were employed by the farm.
The farming family had grown concerned about the well-being of their young livestock and had implemented alarms and monitoring equipment in the area.
On the night in question, these alarms were triggered, leading to Brown’s discovery.
Subsequent samples from the animal confirmed the nature of the sexual activity involved.