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Sunday, Apr 30, 2006
Defendant/Suspect: Hidyat Amin
Factory worker Hidyat Amin - who came to Britain from Iraq - sexually assaulted a sheep in a farm shed. The 30-year-old Kurd was trapped by DNA evidence after his underpants and socks were found at the scene.
Shocked farmer Frank Davidson said: "The ewe was not very well and not very happy." He told cops he feared "something funny" was going on involving his sheep and Shetland ponies.
A man had been seen acting suspiciously under a full moon and was spotted several times previously lurking in the farmyard.
On one occasion he casually smoked a cigarette before driving off, Hull Crown Court heard.
The sheep and a ram had been isolated as part of treatment for foot rot, at Mr Davidson's farm in Preston, East Yorks.
He said he had found pants and socks nearby on THREE occasions as well as bread crumbs - apparently used to entice the animals.
Amin was found guilty by a jury of having sex with an animal. Prosecutor Caroline Wigin said DNA swabs suggested a billion to one chance it was not him.
Amin, who fears deportation after three years in the UK, was sentenced to six months' jail. But he could be out next week because of time already spent behind bars.
Judge Michael Mettyear told him: "The suspicion is that your offending was not limited to this one offence."
- The Sun - Nov 6, 2006
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