The man who tried to have sex with a goat has been granted permanent name suppression.
In Rangiora District Court, Judge Brian Callaghan ordered the man, who turns 69 tomorrow, to undergo two years of intense supervision.
Judge Callaghan said the behaviour was “unusual, perverse and depraved” but his family, including the man’s wife, continued to support him and publication of his name would negatively affect any chances of his rehabilitation.
“It is unfortunate that cases of this nature, the way things are, attract overwhelming media publicity,” the judge said.
“There is no doubt a prurient interest (in the case) that people will want to read about. Unfortunately that is human nature.”
I want to know why the judge has ordered supervision, is it so he can get it right next time? Does he just have to stick to sheep?
“You are a sad case, really,” Judge Callaghan said. “This is such perverse and depraved behaviour it reflects a person of enormous deficiency in personality.”