News

Man filmed himself having sex with horse to send to ex

PROBATION: Michael Francis Klan pleaded guilty to carnal knowledge of a horse, or bestiality. Photo: The Queensland Times
PROBATION: Michael Francis Klan pleaded guilty to carnal knowledge of a horse, or bestiality. Photo: The Queensland Times

A MAN who filmed himself having sex with a horse sent his ex-wife a video of the event.

Michael Francis Klan, 36, had intercourse with the beast at Fairney View and recorded the incident.

Klan then sent messages to his ex-wife asking if she would like to watch the footage or view any of his photographs of his encounter.

He then sent through a video of the act - which his ex took to the police.

Ipswich District Court was told Klan's face was obscured in the video but he admitted to detectives that it was him having sex with the animal.

Crown prosecutor Caroline Marco told the court the offence was "disturbing (and) abhorrent" and was aggravated by Klan filming and distributing the material.

A psychiatrist said Klan clearly needed specialised treatment for his issues.

Judge Sarah Bradley said the offence was disgusting and something that outraged the community. She acknowledged it was committed in the context of a marriage breakdown when a number of issues in Klan's background came to a head at once.

She was satisfied two years' probation would be the most appropriate sentence on the condition Klan attend any counselling, treatment or programs he was ordered to do.

Defence barrister Steve Kissick said Klan had had a difficult life leading up to the incident, which occurred on a date between April 23 and May 12.

Mr Kissick said his client had since started a relationship with another woman.

Mr Kissick said Klan's new girlfriend was supportive of him.



How to find out what's on the council's agenda

Ipswich City Council Administration Building, South Street, Ipswich. Photo: Claudia Baxter / The Queensland Times

Special council meeting to be held in Yamanto

Joy and Trevor get kicks on Route 66

The most photographed red Corvette in the US is parked out the front of the Hackberry General Store in Arizona.

Corvette C1 memorabilia everywhere on a journey through the past

QT readers divided over animal circus debate

BIG CAT: Mohammed Jratlou and Kiara at the Lennon Brothers Circus.

Do you think using exotic animals for entertainment is cruel?

Local Partners

Little Theatre playing big shows

Robyn Harm appears in the ILT production Cruise Missile

Ipswich Little Theatre presents the Deckchairs series

Carlos Santana added to Bluesfest 2017 line up

Carlos Santana at Bluesfest 2013.

Calling all local black magic women

Disney to remake 'The Lion King', and it's live-action

The Lion King is coming back to movie theatres

And this time it's going to be live-action.

Emerge: Find out which raw Ipswich talent we've unearthed

TALENT: Ella Metherell is this week's featured artist in our Emerge series. Click on the QR codes below to hear her song and interview.

Ella Metherell unleashes her Evil Child this week

The Dixie Chicks to headline 2017 CMC Rocks festival

US country music group The Dixie Chicks.

ORGANISERS move festival dates to lock in US country music stars.

What's on the big screen this week

Denzel Washington in a scene from the movie The Magnificent Seven.

DENZEL Washington returns in a shoot-em-up Western.

$40million hotel, shops development project for Mackay

Mt Pleasant hotel and retirement accommodation, proposed at 194-202 Malcomson St.

$40m development to take Mackay to 'the next level'

Housing report points to a lift in local market

AFFORDABLE HOMES: First home buyers have the opportunity to purchase modern new homes in the Ipswich region for under $400,000.

Region shaping up as the "final frontier” for affordable housing

Five ways to slash household bills and save the environment

THINK GREEN: Considering the environment when building or buying your next home can save you big dollars. The Village Building Company, who is responsible for Woodlinks Village at Collingwood Park, builds homes with this front of mind.

THERE is nothing as sweet as slashing dollars from your bills.

Investors out-bid first-home buyers in booming market

Housing generic.

Ipswich's housing market is putting more cash into sellers’ pockets

Another Ripley development

THE ENTRANCE: An overview of the last planned development for the fast growing Ripley area.

85 more home lots released