A budding actor has admitted having sex with a dog in a home movie after extreme and obscene videos and photos were seized from him including a stash of child abuse images.
Ewan Cole was caught by police with child abuse images and a depraved video of him having an “unnatural connection” with a dog, reported the Daily Record.
Cole, who advertises his availability on a mainstream acting website, has had his sentence deferred for the preparation of psychological reports.
Perth Sheriff Court was told that one of the canine victims was identified by its tail from another image which was recovered by police at Cole’s home.
The court was told that obscene and extreme photos and video clips were recovered by police from an iPhone belonging to the 20-year-old.
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One of the recovered films appeared to show Cole engaging in sexual activity with a German Shepherd dog, it was stated.
Cole has been placed on the Sex Offenders Register and ordered to stay away from dogs and any children under the age of 16.
Unemployed Cole admitted having an “unnatural connection with a dog” at his then home in Manse Crescent, Stanley, in December 2019.
He also possessed “extreme pornographic images depicting in an explicit and realistic way” a man having sex with a dog and performing a sex act with a dog.
In addition, he pleaded guilty to having indecent photos of children between 12 December 2019 and 3 March 2020.
Fiscal depute Lora Apostolova told the court: “Confidential information was received by Police Scotland, indicating that indecent images of children may be held on devices at a property in Manse Terrace.
“Just after 7am on 11 March 2020, police lawfully executed a search warrant at the address. An iPhone belonging to the accused was recovered and subjected to full forensic analysis.
“Four inaccessible extreme pornographic videos were recovered from the phone. One of the videos appeared to feature the accused.”
She said one of the videos, which clearly showed a man performing a sex act on a dog, had a creation date of 15 September 2019.
Another video showed a black and white collie performing a sex act on a man. Ms Apostolova said that a third clip showed a man sexually assaulting a black and tan dog.
“No faces can be seen in this video,” she said.
The court heard that the tail of the dog in a sex assault clip matched that of a female German Shepherd seen in another photo.
A total of ten still images were found, including three at Category A – the most obscene – as well as 13 inaccessible videos, with five of those at Category A.
“None of these were accessible to the user in their current state. The images depicted male and female children, between the ages of one and 13 years, participating in sexual activity with adults.”
The fiscal depute told the court: “The videos Ewan Cole (has) have a total running time of approximately 13 minutes in length.”
Solicitor Steve Lafferty said: “He has consulted with his doctor and he realises he has a problem. He thinks there may be some kind of psychiatric disorder.”
Cole, St Andrew Street, Perth, was released on bail after Sheriff William Wood first checked that there weren’t any animals at the property.
Sheriff Wood told Cole: “The court is very concerned about the nature of these charges.”