Tarn: a local elected official sentenced for zoophilia on his dogs

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A municipal councilor from a village in Rabastinois was sentenced on Tuesday, May 17 in Albi for acts of zoophilia. His 21 dogs were taken from him and placed in the SPA.

This Tuesday, May 17, a forty-year-old was sentenced to 18 months in prison with a probationary probation reinforced for two years for “sexual attack on a domestic animal”. The facts were committed between February 5, 2016 and March 3, 2022. The author has the distinction of being a municipal councilor in a small town of Rabastinois, in the west of the Tarn. It was the convict’s own brother who denounced these actions in a letter sent to the mayor.

Placed under judicial control since April 1, the man appeared this Tuesday before the Albi court. While searching his home on March 28, the gendarmes discovered 21 dogs in a shed used as a kennel. While in police custody, their owner admitted sexual practices with two of them.

“If they want it”…

Benevolently, at the helm, the man passionate about hunting talks about his very special love for his animals. “I take good care of it. I don’t practice sodomy, they are the ones who do it if they wish.”

“Since you have to go through it, how do you do it?” Asks Franck Alzingre, president of the Albi criminal court. “I always practice zoophilia with the same two, replies the chosen one. The dog smells my anus, licks it and puts its front paws on my back before doing its business.”

The prosecutor will emphasize “the urgency of helping this man to treat his deviance” and will split an indictment which will be followed by the court. The psychiatric expertise will speak of “masturbatory sexuality since the age of 11 within a family with pathological functioning with an obvious affective deficiency”.

Hunting, his last social bond

For his lawyer, Me Boulet-Gercourt, “he’s the guy who hasn’t had a friend since he was little. He’s never had a relationship with a woman. He gets sodomized by his dogs, but is it for all that, a sexual attack on a domestic animal? I ask you only one thing: do not prevent it from hunting. Do not cut its last social link”.

Before pronouncing his judgment, the president wanted to make sure that the defendant would not repeat his actions. “Do you understand that what you did was against the law? Are you sure we won’t see you again?”

The 40-year-old will finally be sentenced to 18 months in prison with a reinforced probationary period of two years. He will no longer have the right to own any animal. The court also recorded the confiscation of all 21 dogs which will be handed over to the Society for the Protection of Animals (SPA), the civil party in this case, to whom it will have to pay €3,000 in damages. He pronounced an obligation of care, training and work. Finally, his conviction will be entered in the file of perpetrators of sexual and violent offenses (FIGES).

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