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A man from Australia who is tagged as a “dog fu***r” who was just released from prison some months ago, stole a dog so he can have sex with it.
Paul Walton admitted to his crime of stealing his neighbour’s dog so he can have sex with it in his caravan.
Paul Walton, 53, admitted the hideous act in the County Court of Victoria in Australia on Monday.
When police stormed Walton’s caravan in Ardmona, near Shepparton on April 7, he had pornography playing on a television.
His neighbour’s 12-year-old kelpie cross named Gemma was also found inside the mobile home and was taken to a vet as officers recognised she was “visibly distressed”.
The dog’s owner, a farmer, told the police he had an idea where missing Gemma could be, having spotted Walton’s car on his property earlier that day on April 6.
Walton pleaded guilty in court to theft of the dog, beastiality, and possessing a drug of dependence relating to cannabis which officers found in the caravan raid.
Prosecutor Stephen Devlin said Walton claimed he went to the farmer’s land to go fishing.
Devlin said: “The dog is friendly and would go to any person, and the dog is familiar with the accused from his past visits.”
The court heard how Walton’s “clothes were covered in what appeared to be dog hair”, when police arrived.
Judge Trevor Wraight said on Monday that Walton was only released from jail a few months before the attack.
His previous sentence was for similar beastiality offences involving dogs.
Defence lawyer Philip Skehan said his actions Walton was bashed, spat on and taunted as a “dog f*****” in prison.
“He’s vilified in his community in Shepparton and he’s vilified in jail,” he said.
He asked Judge Wraight to consider a community corrections order with treatment instead of another jail sentence.
Skehan added:” “Unfortunately, for the community and for him, he was liberated without any support.
“Part of his reoffending was due to a lack of rehabilitation programs available to him.”
He said Walton had an “unremarkable” childhood but had been a “loner for the whole of his life”.
Judge Wraight said it was “very serious cruelty to an animal”.
Walton will be sentenced on Friday.