A depraved pervert has been jailed for nine months after filming himself having sex with his dog before sending the video on Facebook Messenger.
Dean Beer struck up a "sickening" conversation on the social media platform in which he was encouraged to record himself sexually abusing his pet before sending it on.
However, the disturbing footage was uncovered when the police went to the 56-year-old's home after receiving information from the National Crime Agency about the uploading of an indecent image.
Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court heard his phone also contained two inaccessible category C photos of young girls aged between 13 and 15 and extreme pornographic images of women having penetrative sexual activity with dogs and a horse.
He had also searched the term "dog porn" six times, Stoke-on-Trent Live reports.
He was described as having an "unhealthy and depraved interest in bestiality."
Prosecutor Maria Brannan said police attended Beer's home on July 21, 2020 and recovered a mobile phone.
"It contained two inaccessible category C images featuring girls aged between 13 and 15; three accessible extreme pornographic images and six still and two moving images of adult females having penetrative sexual activity with dogs and a horse," she said.
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"The search term 'dog porn' was used six times. Conversation was found on Facebook messenger between the defendant, 'Taffy Dean', and a person who has not been arrested.
"The conversation concerned sexual abuse of the defendant's dog.
"The other person encouraged the defendant to film himself performing a penetrative sex act on his dog.
"The defendant did the act and sent the film to the other person."
Beer, formerly from Stoke-on-Trent but now of Wentloog Close, Cwmbran, Wales, pleaded guilty to possession of indecent images of children; possession of an extreme pornographic image; intercourse with an animal; and publishing an obscene article.
Andrew Molloy, defending said Beer, who has no previous convictions, has now lost his good character.
"He is quite embarrassed about his conduct," he said.
"He says it is out of character for him to behave in this way."
He said the defendant no longer has the dog and urged Judge David Fletcher to suspend the sentence.
But the judge said only an immediate jail sentence was appropriate.
Branding him "depraved," Judge Fletcher said: "The exchanges on Facebook were some of the most sickening exchanges I have ever had to read about and deal with.
"You are someone who had an unhealthy and depraved interest in bestiality."
Beer was made the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) and was placed on the sex offenders' register for the same period.
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