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.
Fanroi Mochachi, 45, was caught molesting eight-month-old Blackie by her 10-year-old owner and his uncle after they heard the pet’s cries.
Mochachi claimed he had caught two dogs mating on his way to a shared toilet.
“Worse still is that you are married and a role model to your six children,” Syta Prinsloo told the perv.
“Upsetting is that you will be expected to engage sexually with your wife, how will you explain this to her?”
The magistrate said vile Mochachi’s actions and those of others like him – who had uncontrollable desires to sleep with any female, child or animal – were shameful and must be stopped.
But she gave him a suspended five year jail sentence after he pleaded guilty to bestiality in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Jaco Pieterse, a senior inspector at the Sandton Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), said they were extremely concerned about the sentence as Mochachi was now “roaming the streets unchecked”.
He said: “We’d would like to see much harsher sentences regarding the sexual violation of animals who, like children, are completely helpless to stop such violent attacks on them.”
The family of Blackie’s traumatised owner and other residents were due to swear affidavits in a bid to get a protection order preventing Mochachi from returning to the property where the crime occurred, he added.
The SPCA are looking for a new home for the crossbreed.
Women and Men Against Child Abuse (WMACA) said they welcomed Mochachi’s conviction but were disturbed by the light sentence.
They said in a statement with the SPCA: “We would like to see much harsher sentences regarding the sexual violation of animals who, like children, are completely helpless to stop such violent attacks on them.”
WMACA director Miranda Jordan told The South African: “Sexual predators, regardless of the type of crime, should be monitored.
“It is a fact that bestiality is a stepping stone to other sex crimes where the victims could be other vulnerable beings, like children or young women.”