An English man is awaiting sentencing for molesting horses over a 10-month period after he was caught in the act on CCTV cameras in a stable in Devon.
Police were able to catch the pervert at the stables after the cameras were installed in late 2009.
The owner of the yard in Clyst, St George had complained about repeated attacks on horses which led to the police stepping in to set up surveillance equipment.
Derek Woods, aged 26, of Alphington, pleaded guilty to bestiality and two counts of animal cruelty, after DNA showed he had been abusing horses between December 2009 and August last year.
The magistrates said their maximum sentencing powers, of six months’ imprisonment, were not sufficient to deal with the seriousness of the case.
Woods will be sentenced at Exeter Crown Court on 28 January.