A couple from South Australia are reportedly guilt-ridden, as they probably should be, for performing sex acts on their young son, as well as their pet Jack Russell dog.
Yahoo Australia reported that neither of the suspects has been in trouble with the law before, and that the mother came from a very stable and loving home, with no issues growing up and a steady job for 20 years.
The woman, 36, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty, along with her 34-year-old boyfriend, to persistent sexual exploitation of a child and aggravated counts of producing and possessing child pornography between March 2011 and January 2012.
She also admitted to one count of bestiality for sex acts performed on her dog.
According to prosecutor Stephanie Borek, in January 2012 police received information about an account in the woman’s name, which was used to access child exploitation material. The police then seized a computer from the couple’s house, noting their four-year-old son was present.
Borek claims that two separate incidents were depicted of the mother performing sexual acts on her son and another on a small Jack Russell. Those images were stored on the computer in a folder with the woman’s name followed by the word “incest.”
In 2011, the child victim reportedly told a deputy-principal at his school that he had seen his mother perform oral sex on his father, who had taken him into their bedroom. This demonstrated that the offences had occurred in the context of the victim being exposed to sexualised behaviour, Ms Borek said.
The Judge who oversaw the case in court, Julie McIntyre, agreed with Borek that she had to see the images herself in order to “grasp the full extent of them.”
According to both defence attorneys the images, which were “fairly disturbing in nature,” were portrayed vividly in written documentation, as the hearing continues.