The outcome of a prosecution for child cruelty and bestiality before Judge McGill in the Brisbane District Court was reported in the Shepparton News of 24 January 2013 at p. 14.


The unnamed 30 year old woman had been married for some years to a manipulative and abusive husband, on a background of prior sexually abusive and violent relationships.

Between 2005 and 2010 she was repeatedly coerced into engaging in sex acts in front of some or all of their six children. On two occasions these acts included intercourse with the pet dog.


The woman pleaded guilty to two counts of child cruelty and two of bestiality. Her husband had also abused some of their children and at the time of the trial was serving a lengthy period of imprisonment.


The woman was sentenced to three years probation.