A male perpetrator has been arrested and processed in a North West regional court, after he was detained for committing a heinous act of bestiality. It's understood that he violated a female crossbreed dog, following a collaborative investigation by the Special Investigations Unit and the NSPCA.
North West man arrested for 'sexually assaulting' a dog
Justice was served swiftly against the warped individual, who was also denied bail before he was hauled to the dock. His case is still under review. The NSPCA has since released a statement on the matter, and revealed that the abused animal is 'recovering well', after endearing herself to the vets with her 'sweet nature'.
"The Special Investigations Unit rescued the victim and properly handled the scene evidence, overseeing sample collection. This resulted in the arrest of the perpetrator, his bail being denied and the docket being completed swiftly and timeously for his first appearance in Itsoseng court on Thursday, 28 May 2020."
"The victim of the assault was a young female crossbreed dog who we have named Liquorice. Liquorice is recovering from the trauma of her ordeal but is currently under veterinary care with us in Johannesburg… Bestiality is rarely a standalone crime. The NSPCA encourages communities to give this sexual crime a voice."
Bestiality laws in South Africa
The capture of this suspect is vitally important to the community. Not only does this crime represent terrible animal cruelty, but according to the NSPCA, cases of sexual abuse towards an animal indicate a criminal who is also a risk against vulnerable human individuals in the community, especially children.
The penalty for bestiality in South Africa is decided by a judge during criminal proceedings. Offenders can spend up to five years in jail, or even be hit with a R200 000 fine if they're found guilty of such immoral behaviour.
MAN ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL ABUSE OF DOGJune 3, 2020