A 45-year-old man escaped jail after a South African judge gave him a five-year suspended sentence for raping his neighbour’s puppy.
Fanroi Mochachi, a married father-of-six, was caught having sex with his neighbour’s puppy after a child heard the animal howling in a communal garden.
Mochachi was caught having sex with eight-month-old Blackie by her 10-year-old owner and his uncle after they heard the pet’s cries.
He claimed he had caught two dogs mating on his way to a shared toilet and was overcome by temptation, chased the male mutt away and had sex with the female one.
A magistrate, Syta Prinsloo, branded the dad’s disgusting session as “serious, unnatural and barbaric”.
“Worse still is that you are married and a role model to your six children.
“Upsetting is that you will be expected to engage sexually with your wife, how will you explain this to her?”
Mochachi got a suspended five-year jail sentence after he pleaded guilty to bestiality in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The slap-in-the-wrist sentence has, however, spurred a wave of criticism from Prevention of Cruelty to Animals as well as the Women and Men Against Child Abuse.
Both organisations expressed concern about the sentence as Mochachi was now “roaming the streets unchecked”.
They called for harsher sentence “regarding the sexual violation of animals who, like children, are completely helpless to stop such violent attacks on them.”