Married Father Of Three Who Admitted To Having Sexual Intercourse With Horse For Over An Hour Is Jailed For 14 Months

Horse in need of surgery after being sexually attacked by intruder

A married father of three with no fixed address, Alan Blackman, 31, was arrested and jailed for 14 months after admitting to having sexual intercourse with a horse for over an hour, according to the Mirror. On August 6, a horse was found injured by one of its owners at a farm stables in Redenhall, Norfolk, which raised concerns. The owner – whose name has not been released – reviewed surveillance footage and discovered an unidentified male sticking his fingers inside of the horse, and then inserting his “whole arm into its vaginal passage.”

Afterwards, he was seen grabbing a container to stand on so that he could have sexual intercourse with the house, but he was unsuccessful. He was also seen recording himself as he executed the sex acts on the animal. Redenhall police was immediately notified of the incident, and CCTV images of the suspect was published in the media. Blackman was soon linked to the crime and was arrested for sexually assaulting the horse and for trespassing. He initially denied the allegations, claiming he was with his wife, Sarah, 25, during the time of the incident, which occurred around 10:15 p.m. However, a statement from his wife revealed that “had not been home that night and did not return until the early hours.”

Two weeks later, Blackman came forward and admitted to sexually assaulting the horse but couldn’t remember the attack because he was “high on cocaine and amphetamine, and had consumed large amounts of alcohol.” He also told police officials that he did in fact view images of bestiality, but they were not “for his own sexual gratification.” Once his wife learned what he had done, she said that she is “pretty disgusted at what he did.”

“But I still love him — I can’t turn that off overnight. We have been estranged since he was charged, but I can’t say what will happen in the long term. He is still the father of my children.”

According to the Press and Journal, Sarah later sat in the public gallery while her husband appeared at the Norwich Crown Court for his sentencing, but did not give an statements. Before sentencing Blackman to 14 months in jail, Judge Katharine Moore told him that “it is so serious that only a sentence of immediate custody is justified. You recorded this possibly because it was something you yourself might watch again or because it was something you might want others to watch.”

“Unfortunately as a result of your actions, the horse sustained injuries.”

Prosecutor Claire Matthews said that after confessing to having sexual intercourse with the horse, he stated that he had “never engaged in such behavior before.”

After Blackman’s sentencing, Detective Sergeant Alison Clabon said that “This was a shocking attack, which was not only distressing for the horse, but for the owners too. Blackman targeted a defenseless animal causing serious injuries, which is particularly harrowing. No one or no animal deserves to endure this kind of attack.”

“Crimes such as this are very rare and today’s sentencing will hopefully send out a strong message that this sort of criminality will not be tolerated and the justice system will come down hard on those who feel they can get away with such a horrifying crime.”

After the attack, the horse suffered internal injuries and will more than likely need surgery. The horse’s owner has already paid nearly $3,000 in veterinary fees, and would need an additional $4,500 to cover surgery and postoperative care.

However, Blackman’s attorney Michael Clare said that after his arrest, he is no longer employed as a removals worker and is currently in debt. He also said that “he has already sentenced himself to a lifetime of excruciating embarrassment.”

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