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A man has been jailed for six weeks after admitting having sex with a goat in a barn in Wiltshire. Robert Newman, 23, carried out the night time attack on the animal in a barn in Devizes. The defence said his act was one of 'isolation, not depravity'.
Anna Humphreys, prosecuting, said Newman carried out the attack in the dark at a barn in Devizes. Reading a victim impact statement from the goat's female owner, who was not named, Miss Humphreys said: "My husband is worried about me being on the farm on my own.
"This person has cost us a considerable amount of money because we have had to install security cameras. We have also had to pay for vets fees and antibiotics for the injuries sustained by the goat."
Defence lawyer Anne Ellery read a statement from Robert Newman to the court.
Newman, wearing a black coat and shirt, remained emotionless as he was led to the cells.
A man has been banned from all farms where animals are kept after admitting having sexual intercourse with a goat.
Robert Newman, 23, will be sentenced next month after pleading guilty at North West Wiltshire Magistrates' Court in Chippenham to a charge of having sex with a living animal contrary to the Sexual Offences Act 2003.
Newman, of Potterne Road, Devizes, Wiltshire, had originally denied the offence which took place in April this year at Devizes and was due to stand trial but later pleaded guilty.
Before he is sentenced on September 12th Newman must obey a curfew between 7pm and 7am and is also not allowed to enter any land where farm animals are kept.