Extreme pornographic images found on the phone of a County Down man had been sent to him as a joke by friends, Banbridge Magistrates Court.
He pleaded to guilty to six charges of possession of an extreme pornographic image and District Judge Benita Boyd imposed a one year probation order.
A barrister explained that the unlucky man had his vehicle stolen and it was used in some serious offences which did not involve him in any way. The police examined his phone and found six video images of extreme pornography involving animals and
people and the defendant was arrested. He had been sent them via WhatsApp.
The prosecutor said there was no suggestion that the defendant had asked for them to be sent to him and the prosecution case was that they were not for sexual gratification but simply they were on the phone.
A man who sold unclassified hardcore porn films has been fined more than £5,000 and ordered to wear an electronic tag.
Colin Lane pleaded guilty to 12 offences at Tottenham Magistrates Court on March 17.
He has also been placed under curfew from 8pm to 8am Friday to Sunday, for eight weeks starting from March 18.
On January 9, 2015, the council's trading standards team received an email from a member of the public, alleging an eBay seller, Taboo Films, based in Enfield, was selling unclassified adult films. Two videos were test purchased, and the BBFC
confirmed they were not classified.
Officers from the council raided the home of Lane on March 24, 2015, who was making DVD compilations of the films at the time.
Computer equipment used to copy pornographic films were seized, plus approximately 100 film reels and 400 DVDs.
A former Angus animal sanctuary worker has received a three-year Community Payback Order, which will include a ban on the accused keeping any animal.
He was convicted of the possession of bestiality porn at Forfar Sheriff Court.
The man's home computer was found to contain pictures and videos depicting extreme acts between adults and dogs, cows, pigs and horses. Forfar Sheriff Court.
The collection was discovered after staff at the animal centre where he worked found a link to a bestiality website on his computer. Police obtained a search warrant and uncovered over 1,000 images and 400 videos of adult males and females
involving permutations of sexual acts involving horses, dogs, pigs and cows.
Sheriff Gregor Murray said: The choice for me is between a relatively brief prison sentence and a bespoke community order. The former would serve little purpose.
A forest ranger has been prosecuted for dangerous pictures in Scotland. He was found with 30 explicit and realistic bestiality videos and 40 pictures showing the extreme acts when police raided his home.
Sheriff William Gilchrist placed him under supervision for 12 months. The victim was not placed on the sex offenders register but he has resigned from his job.