A young woman from Ocean View was left deeply disturbed and traumatised last night after catching her mother’s boyfriend in the act. But he wasn’t caught engaging in sexual intercourse with another woman, but rather, with their family dog.
The woman immediately called TEARS who referred the case to the Cape of Good Hope SPCA for investigation.
Inspector Mark Syce and the South African Police Service (SAPS) was dispatched to the scene to investigate the allegations, as the Cape of Good Hope SPCA reports.
Syce shockingly found the family dog violated and in need of veterinary care. The dog was then taken to a veterinarian for examination and to secure DNA samples for the purpose of further testing.
Inspector Syce also made sure that the suspected was arrested for this horrible crime. He will remain in custody until Monday when he will appear before the court.
The Cape of Good Hope SPCA went on to say that these DNA samples were handed over to the Ocean View SAPS for further testing in support of the criminal charges.
Upon being questioned, the owner informed the Inspector that the suspect also sexually abused her as a child. And even though she pressed charges, nothing came of the case.
Bestiality is a very serious criminal offence, and Chief Inspector Jaco Pieterse confirmed bestiality cases are heard before the regional court, due to the seriousness of the crime. The suspect will face charges in terms of Criminal Law (sexual offences and related matters) Amendment Act 32 of 2007.
“Many of these cases go unreported because people do not regard it as serious. Not only dogs are raped, but other animals as well, including sheep, goats, pigs, donkeys, horses and cattle,” says Chief Inspector Pieterse
The dog is currently receiving veterinary treatment at the TEARS animal hospital. “We are grateful to TEARS for availing their veterinarian to do the examination and collection of DNA samples,” Chief Inspector Pieterse adds.
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