Wednesday, July 18, 2007
SHOULD THIS DIRTY SWINE HAVE BEEN PUBLICLY CASTERATED?
Man charged over sex with girls, boys, animals. A Napier(NZ) man has appeared in court charged with sex offences involving children of both genders, as well as a dog, a cow, a pig and a horse.
The man entered no pleas in Napier District Court yesterday to 17 charges, alleging offences as long ago as 1954, when he was a young teenager, and continuing until as recently as 1990.
The charges allege rape and other indecencies with young girls, a cow, a pig, an indecent act with a mare, and an indecent assault on a boy.
The offences are alleged to have happened in Napier.
The historic nature of the charges is highlighted by one allegation that the man attempted to "carnally know" a girl under the age of 12 in the mid-1950s.
The former offence of carnal knowledge is now known as unlawful sexual intercourse or rape, depending on a complainant's age.
The man was granted interim name suppression and remanded on bail to appear in court again on August 15.
A police investigation sparked by complaints at the end of 2005 saw inquiries
extended overseas before the man was arrested and charged earlier this month.