A North Canterbury man who tried to have sex with a goat told his counsel "animals could not talk" and he thought that if he used them for sexual gratification he would not get caught.
The 68-year-old man, who lives on a small lifestyle block in a rural township and has a history of serious offences, admitted a charge of attempting to commit bestiality with a goat when he appeared in the Rangiora District Court yesterday.
Sergeant Lisa Goodson said the man admitted taking the goat to the back of the property, attempting to have sex with it before doing up his trousers, patting the goat and walking away."He was contrite but said he was unable to stop the behaviour," said Goodson.
He was convicted by Judge Phillip Moran and remanded on bail until next month for a probation report and sentence. The judge said he would continue interim suppression of the man's name but was not prepared to grant a blanket suppression on the details of the case and its location.