A 37-year-old man who was sentenced to three years for having sex with animals can keep pets because of legal technicalities.
A sick husband Rehan Baig from Bradford, West Yorks, sentenced to three years this week for getting his wife to film him having sex with 29 chickens and killing the poultry during intercourse.
Along with three years in prison, the judge had banned Baig from keeping animals for life but has been forced to take that decision away due to legal technicalities.
Judge Richard Mansell QC said: ‘I have no power to prohibit him from keeping any animal.’ However, he suggested that the prosecution should consult the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) and raise the concern before the city’s magistrates to see if any adjustments could be made.
Despite the perverted and horrendous acts against the animals, Rehan Baig was not charged with any animal cruelty.
The offenses came to light when the National Crime Agency raided the couple’s home on July 9 last year. Two computer towers, a laptop, and a mobile phone were seized and upon investigation, various images and videos of child abuse were recovered.
He was imprisoned at Bradford Crown Court after finding movies of him abusing animals and also horrific images of trafficked young kids being sexually abused. Police found other home movies where he was assaulting a dog.
Baig was filmed 29 times on different occasions abusing animals in the basement of their home by his 38-year-old wife, Haleema Baig. In the footages, the defendant was seen naked from the waist down penetrating the chicken while his wife Haleem standing nearby filming the videos.
In other footages, his wife Haleema was seen to be engaged in sexual activity with her husband while he moves between penetrating the chickens and her. In one footage it was shown that one of the animals was dead during the act, and he was putting the dead bird into the plastic bag.
Prosecutor Abigail Langford said that the defendant Rehan Baig has caused the death of animals on each occasion.
Judge Mansell said the home movies of Baig abusing birds were simply beyond comprehension, and while sentencing him, he said that these acts would make any right-thinking people sick to the stomach.
Baig has been charged with three counts of performing sexual acts on live birds, three charges of making indent images and videos, and possession of drugs such as cocaine and cannabis resin.
Haleema Baig Pleaded guilty to three counts of filming her husband having sexual intercourse with animals, but she was spared immediate jail time.