Wayne Bryson, 19, gets suspended sentence for having sex with girlfriend Amber Hickling‘s dog
- 1 hour ago March 07, 2014 3:26PM
A TEENAGER who filmed himself having sex with a Staffordshire bull terrier has avoided jail after being handed a suspended jail term.
Wayne Bryson, 19, was caught out when his girlfriend Amber Hickling found a graphic, 30-second clip of him penetrating her beloved pet Rudi, as she was looking for photographs of their child on his mobile phone.
Bryson had admitted breaching the Sexual Offences Act by â€œperforming an act of sexual penetrationâ€ on the dog on January 17, the Lincolnshire Echo reported.
As the sentence of four-months, suspended for two years, was handed down at Skegness Magistrates Court yesterday, the public gallery erupted with jeers and catcalls, with one man shouting: â€œHe is a beast, a dog has got no voice.â€
The gruesome case has made headlines in the UK and Ms Hickling has not shied away from talking about the incident and her disappointment over the light punishment meted out to Bryson.
In one story published today entitled: â€˜Iâ€˜ll never get over him cheating on me ... with my dog‘, Ms Hickling is quoted as saying: â€œWhile I was worrying about other women, I should have been worrying about my pets.
â€œI lost my dog and my boyfriend.â€ A devastated Amber Hickling, whose ex-boyfriend Wayne Bryson dodged jail yesterday for having sex with her dog Rudi. Source: Snapper Media
â€œHe should be locked up. If it had been a person he would be, but because it‘s a dog that couldn‘t even defend itself, he‘s free.
â€œWhen I looked at her all I could see was what Wayne did. She wasn‘t the same dog. She was frightened and cowering. I couldn‘t stand to look at her so I found a family to re-home her with. I lost my dog and my boyfriend.â€
During yesterday‘s sentencing hearing at Skegness Magistrate‘s Court, prosecutor Paul Woods relayed what Ms Hickling had seen on Bryson‘s phone in painful detail.
Rudi, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Wayne Bryson had sex with, is living with a new family after his owner Amber Hickling said she could no longer bear to look at him.
But Bryson‘s solicitor Gordon Holt said there was nothing to suggest his client had sexual deviant tendencies, despite accepting that this particular act was sexually deviant.
â€œThere may be all sorts of reasons why a boy gets up to something as stupid and disgusting as this,â€ he said.
Bryson‘s entire life had been â€œswept away for 30 seconds of madnessâ€, Mr Holt said.
â€œThe consequences are extensive and will continue to blight his life. His family have disowned him and his girlfriend has ended their relationship.â€
In addition to his suspended sentence, Bryson, who has no history of animal cruelty, was given a one-year supervision order and banned from owning animals for two years.
He will also be added to the sexual offenders register for seven years.