Rainham man avoids jail for owning obscene film

PUBLISHED: 17:57 30 September 2010 | UPDATED: 15:52 12 November 2010

A school caretaker from Rainham who was caught with a DVD of beastiality has been spared jail by a judge.

Terrance Fisher, from Abbots Close, had brought the obscene film, entitled Animal Pleasure, home from a trip to Spain, Chelmsford Crown Court was told.

Judge Anthony Goldstaub QC said the material was “disgusting.”

He added anyone who witnessed the material would feel “sullied and disturbed” – but went on to spare Fisher jail.

Instead he sentenced the father-of-two to four months imprisonment, suspended for 18 months, and imposed a six-month evening curfew.

Fisher, 45, pleaded guilty to possession of “extreme pornographic” material under the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008.

Claire Robinson, mitigating, said: “His life has been devastated – he’s lost weight, can’t sleep and is on incapacity benefit.”

Prosecutor Anil Patani said Fisher obtained the DVD in 2009 and it was seized at his home in September last year.

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