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Bestiality

Sexual Offences – VIC

Welcome to the VIC Bestiality article page. Everything you need to know about Bestiality according to VIC law.

What the Law States according to VIC Law for Bestiality

According to VIC Law for the charge of Bestiality,

Crimes Act 1958 – SECT 59
Bestiality

59. Bestiality

(1) A person must not commit an act of bestiality.

Penalty: Level 6 imprisonment (5 years maximum).

(2) An act of bestiality is any of the following-

(a) buggery committed by a man on an animal of either sex;

(b) buggery committed by an animal on a man or woman;

(c) penetration of the vagina of an animal by the penis of a man;

(d) penetration of the vagina of a woman by the penis of an animal.

(3) The law relating to buggery is as set out in this Act and no prosecution
shall be instituted for an offence of buggery unless it is for an offence
under this section.

The Maximum Penalty – Bestiality

According to VIC Law for the charge of Bestiality, 5 years.

What the Police must prove according to VIC Law for Bestiality

(a) Buggery by the accused on an animal
(b) Alternatively, buggery by an animal on the accused
(c) Alternatively, penetration of the vagina of an animal by the penis of the accused
(d) Alternatively, penetration of the vagina of the accused by the penis of an animal

Possible Defences under VIC Law – Bestiality

(a) Duress
(b) Factual dispute
(c) Identification dispute
(d) Mental impairment

In VIC which court will hear the matter – Bestiality

Magistrates’ Court

 

Date: 09/01/2009

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