A MAN who had sex with his dog on film and accidentally sent the video to his girlfriend has been ordered to sign the sex offenders register by a court.
David Buchanan filmed himself having sex with his Rhodesian Ridgeback pet on a tablet computer as he watched porn at home while his partner was at work.
However, his depraved act was uncovered after a video clip of the act was unwittingly sent to his horrified girlfriend’s mobile phone.
The woman immediately called the police and Buchanan, 34, was arrested and charged with sexual assault on March 7.
He admitted the offence and was ordered to register as a sex offender for seven years.
Keith Ballinger, for the prosecution, told magistrates in Swindon, Wiltshire: “This comes to light because it is reported by his then partner.
“She was at work on this day and received on her mobile phone a 29-second video clip from a tablet computer.
“That video showed him having sex with their 10-month-old Rhodesian Ridgeback.”
He added: “It appears her mobile phone and the tablet are linked by the cloud, and it is that way the video was sent to her.
“When arrested he said he knew he had done wrong and it was stupid.
“He had been at home watching pornography and wondered what it would be like to have sex with the dog.”
Ellen McAnaw, for the defence, said: “There is a great deal of embarrassment and shame about what happened.
“He spends most of his time at home drawing or playing XBox, and he doesn’t seem to have any friends outside the previous relationship.”
Buchanan, of Royal Wootton Bassett in Wiltshire, was made to register as a sex offender for seven years, given a 12-week suspended sentence for two years, 50 days of rehabilitation, £85 costs and £80 victim surcharge.