Man faces jail for downloading images of people performing sex acts on snakes and other animals

The man, 46-year-old Bryan Mills from Sunderland, UK, pleaded guilty to possessing extreme pornographic images portraying intercourse with living animals


                            Man faces jail for downloading images of people performing sex acts on snakes and other animals

A man has been arrested for allegedly downloading porn involving people performing sex acts with animals such as dogs, horses, pigs and, disturbingly, even snakes.

The man, 46-year-old Bryan Mills from Sunderland, UK, pleaded guilty to possessing extreme pornographic images portraying intercourse with living animals. But he denied being into 'that kind of porn' or even watching them — even after detectives found more than 70 images on his computer during a surprise police raid on his home in August 2017, a Metro report said. The seized footage included clips featuring pigs, dogs, horses, and snakes engaged in "an act of intercourse" with humans.

Mills, a former bakery supervisor but currently unemployed, said that "he downloaded them, but was just not able to get rid of them."

Mills has been without a job after a bike accident 10 years ago left him badly injured — and forced him to rely on crutches to walk. He has been on benefits since the motorcycle accident, the Irish Post said.

In 2008, laws related to bestiality were tightened up and made very strict in UK. According to the Britain's Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008, possession of "pornographic images that depict acts which threaten a person's life; acts which result in or are likely to result in serious injury to a person's anus, breasts or genitals; bestiality; or necrophilia" is an offence.

On Wednesday, Mills arrived at the South Tyneside Magistrates' court on crutches. He could face a minimum of one year in custody as part of tougher new penalties for offenses of this kind.

Mills' lawyer asked the magistrates to sentence him but the district judge Roger Elsey told him that Bryan would be sent to the crown court who are better equipped to hand out tougher and more rigorous sentences. "Given the number of images and the fact they are extreme, I think I will decline jurisdiction," the district judge said.

The defendant has now been bailed and is due to appear in Newcastle Crown Court on September 4.