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Man filmed himself having sex with horse to send to ex

PROBATION: Michael Francis Klan pleaded guilty to carnal knowledge of a horse, or bestiality. Photo: The Queensland Times
PROBATION: Michael Francis Klan pleaded guilty to carnal knowledge of a horse, or bestiality. Photo: The Queensland Times

A MAN who filmed himself having sex with a horse sent his ex-wife a video of the event.

Michael Francis Klan, 36, had intercourse with the beast at Fairney View and recorded the incident.

Klan then sent messages to his ex-wife asking if she would like to watch the footage or view any of his photographs of his encounter.

He then sent through a video of the act - which his ex took to the police.

Ipswich District Court was told Klan's face was obscured in the video but he admitted to detectives that it was him having sex with the animal.

Crown prosecutor Caroline Marco told the court the offence was "disturbing (and) abhorrent" and was aggravated by Klan filming and distributing the material.

A psychiatrist said Klan clearly needed specialised treatment for his issues.

Judge Sarah Bradley said the offence was disgusting and something that outraged the community. She acknowledged it was committed in the context of a marriage breakdown when a number of issues in Klan's background came to a head at once.

She was satisfied two years' probation would be the most appropriate sentence on the condition Klan attend any counselling, treatment or programs he was ordered to do.

Defence barrister Steve Kissick said Klan had had a difficult life leading up to the incident, which occurred on a date between April 23 and May 12.

Mr Kissick said his client had since started a relationship with another woman.

Mr Kissick said Klan's new girlfriend was supportive of him.



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