March 2018

Man sentenced over image containing ‘extreme animal porn’

A man has been sentenced to attend rehab and complete community service after pleading guilty to possessing an image detailing sexual conduct with an animal.

Roderick Pugh, of Kings Head Lane, North Lopham, appeared at Norwich Magistrates’ Court on Friday charged with possession of of an extreme pornographic image portraying a sexual act with a “dead/alive animal”.

The 58-year-old must complete 200 hours of unpaid work and has been served a rehabilitation requirement order of ten hours for the crime.

Pugh was also required to pay a victim surcharge of £85 and costs to the prosecution totalling £85.

He has also been given a 12-month community order which is a non-custodial sentence in place of going to prison.