“Sick pervert, don’t care what the circumstances are…it’s no excuse to rape a sentient being!!
A MAN who filmed himself having sex with a horse sent his ex-wife a video of the event.
Michael Francis Klan, 36, had intercourse with the beast at Fairney View and recorded the incident.
Klan then sent messages to his ex-wife asking if she would like to watch the footage or view any of his photographs of his encounter. “Perverse pig…what was the reason for committing such a disgusting violation against a sentient being…was this his way of asking her back??”
He then sent through a video of the act – which his ex took to the police. “Good for her”
Ipswich District Court was told Klan’s face was obscured in the video but he admitted to detectives that it was him having sex with the animal.
Crown prosecutor Caroline Marco told the court the offence was “disturbing (and) abhorrent” and was aggravated by Klan filming and distributing the material.
A psychiatrist said Klan clearly needed specialised treatment for his issues.
Judge Sarah Bradley said the offence was disgusting and something that outraged the community. She acknowledged it was committed in the context of a marriage breakdown when a number of issues in Klan’s background came to a head at once. “Disgusted & outraged, yet he only gets a suspended sentence?? People like this are disturbed & need to be constantly monitored so they don’t re-offend!”
She was satisfied two years’ probation would be the most appropriate sentence on the condition Klan attend any counselling, treatment or programs he was ordered to do.
Defence barrister Steve Kissick said Klan had had a difficult life leading up to the incident, which occurred on a date between April 23 and May 12. “We’ve all had difficult parts in our lives, but we don’t go out & rape animals…that can be no excuse!”
Mr Kissick said his client had since started a relationship with another woman.
Mr Kissick said Klan’s new girlfriend was supportive of him. “How can women be supportive of a man that committed rape on an innocent animal? And what of that horse? Who did it belong to, no news of the trauma he caused to the horse!!”