Dad-of-two who had sex with chickens and his own dog after sneaking into farm is jailed

Dad-of-two who had sex with chickens and his own dog after sneaking into farm is jailed

November 20, 2020

A DEPRAVED dad-of-two who admitted having sex with chickens and his own pet dog has been jailed.

Shane Waters, 40, was found to have had intercourse with around 15 chickens but it was said he did not like performing the act and apologised to them afterwards.

The supermarket stock checker had previous convictions for abusing horses in 1997 and 2016, Burnley Crown Court heard.

Judge Sara Dodd described the shocking case “as unusual as it is disturbing” and sentenced Waters to 30 months behind bars.

He was also banned from keeping animals for life.

The farmer at Lower Holker Farm, Accrington, Lancashire, discovered a number of dead and injured birds in a chicken shed on September 19, 2020.

He feared “something sexual” had happened to them and called the RSPCA and checked the CCTV footage.

The video showed Waters prowling around the farm and leaving the barn at 11.40pm, the Lancashire Telegraph reports.

Officers arrested Waters on September 23, telling them: “I need help. I know what I have done. I just get these urges.”

During questioning Waters told police he had been on the farm on about nine previous occasions “but usually only had sex with one chicken”.


Barbara Webster, prosecuting, said: “He did not like performing the act and said sorry to the chickens after.”

A total of 15 chickens died because of Waters’ abuse, the court heard.

Waters also admitted to having intercourse with his pet Great Dane dog during a four-month period but said the dog "did not like it and growled and bit him".

Defending Waters, Anna Chestnut said Waters hoped to rebuild his life once he had been released from prison.

She said: “This is not the person he wants to be. He is thoroughly disgusted by his behaviour.”

Judge Dodd said: “As I understand it, at least 15 chickens died as a result of your sordid sexual activity.

“Those who kept the chickens are understandably horrified and appalled by what you have done.

“I have no doubt anyone hearing the details of this case will be disgusted.

“Your conduct is distressing and truly worrying, particularly in light of your previous convictions.”

The judge made an indefinite criminal behaviour order banning Waters from keeping animals, and made him subject to notification for life.

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