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http://www.news.com.au/national/adelaide-trio-dodge-jail-over-bestiality-offences/story-fndo4dzn-1226417743376

Adelaide trio dodge jail over bestiality offences by:

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AdelaideNow July 05, 2012

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TWO women and a man have received suspended sentences in an Adelaide court for committing an act of bestiality with two dogs.

Garry Paul Reichelt, his wife Tina Marion Reichelt and Kathleen Modystack had each admitted to the criminal sex act, committed in early 2009.

In the District Court today Judge Geoffrey Muecke said the offence was uncommon and the product of the sexual curiosity of all parties.

He said comments made by Tina Reichelt, 53, online about the activity were "graphic and gross".

"The offence of bestiality is one that has not commonly come before this court. I have not ever had to sentence anyone for this crime," Judge Muecke said.

He said the maximum penalty of 10 years' imprisonment was shared by crimes including acts to endanger life, possession of an object with intent to kill, unlawful sexual intercourse and production of child pornography.

During sentencing submissions the court heard previously that the Reichelts made contact with Modystack over the internet to arrange the activity.

Lawyers for Tina Reichelt said she was led into the offence by her husband because she was "sexually naive".

However, lawyers for Garry Reichelt, 51, refuted that claim and said it was his wife who instigated the idea.

Today, Judge Muecke said Modystack, 58, did not play an active role but was liable because it was her dogs involved and she facilitated the offence.

He said RSPCA investigators had not removed the animals from Modystack but she had rehoused them of her own volition because of shame she felt about the offending.

He also said although the trio was charged with only one count of bestiality, he found the allegations represented at least five occasions on which bestiality crimes were committed.

"Police searched the home of Tina Reichelt after receiving information from the manager of a website who thought it appeared people who used the website seemed to be actively involved in bestiality," he said.

He sentenced Tina Reichelt to 13 months' imprisonment with a non-parole period of seven months. That sentence was suspended on a two-year good behaviour bond and supervision by community corrections for one year.

Garry Reichelt was sentenced to five months' imprisonment which was suspended, also on a two-year good behaviour bond while Modystack was jailed for three months and her sentence suspended on a one-year good behaviour bond.

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This type of animal exploitation is a violation of animal rights yet the penalties given to the abuser are a joke.

The animals involved suffer from damaged and/or ruptured internal pelvic organs, bones fractured and ligaments ripped from the bones - all while the animal is conscious.

To the abused little one we recently sent to the bridge - you are safe now and free from fear and pain. Your photos are just too graphic to share on a public forum.

The abusing scum walk free which is no justice for the abused animals.

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