A man from Lincolnshire has been jailed after encouraging his girlfriend to have sex with at least three dogs. Carol Bowditch was spared jail because she said that she didn’t know that bestiality was illegal.
Daniel Galloway aged 64 was sentenced to 12 months in prison after admitting to aiding and abetting his partner to have sex with Oscar the St Bernard, Badger the black Labrador and Rocky the Alsatian at various bestiality parties and ordered to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for 10 years after it also emerged that police found pornographic images of children on his computer during his trial.
Lincoln Crown Court heard Galloway and his partner regularly attended these bestiality parties where owners would watch women have sex with their pets. It was at these events that she committed the crimes.
The details of each event were later posted on Internet forums and police searching Bowditch’s home found DVDs and a USB stick containing footage and extreme images of people committing sexual acts with dogs.
Victoria Rose, prosecuting, told Lincoln Crown Court:
“Included was an eight minute and 59 seconds video of Mrs Bowditch engaging in vaginal and oral sex with a St Bernard dog named Oscar.
“When the defendant was interviewed she admitted she had penetrative sex with dogs.
“She accepted it had taken place over several years. She was unaware it was illegal.”
Daniel Galloway also admitted two charges of making indecent images of children and possessing of prohibited images of a child as well as distributing 1,861 indecent images of children and extreme pornography.
Judge Michael Heath told Bowditch: ‘What you engaged in was first of all unlawful and secondly disgusting. I am told that you have received public humiliation as a result of the publicity that this case has attracted. That does not surprise me.’