A 37-year-old, Rehan Baig, has been jailed for three years by the Bradford Crown Court in UK, after horrifying footage of him sexually abusing chickens which were family pets.
The chickens; brown and white, were reported to have died as a result of 37-year-old Baig’s sexual activity with them.
The videos which were shot by Baig’s wife Haleema, was saved under the file name ‘family vids’.
The offences came to light after a raid on the couple’s home in Great Horton, Bradford, West Yorkshire, on July 9 last year by the National Crime Agency, who were acting on intelligence that Baig had images of sexual abuse of children.
Two computer towers, a laptop and a mobile phone were seized and examined and images and videos of child abuse – 11 in the most serious category A – were recovered.
However, investigators found more than they bargained for when they realised the sickening acts on the chickens and a dog captured in some of the footage featured Baig himself.
According to reports by Daily Mail, the couple had a GoPro camera rigged up in the cellar of their home, to capture the footage of both of them indulging in the ‘depraved and perverted’ acts.
Bradford Crown Court heard that Haleema Baig joined her husband in the videos and at one stage alternated between having intercourse with his wife and the chickens.
He was jailed for three years by a judge who told him his behaviour had been ‘depraved, despicable and perverted’ adding that it ‘would make any right thinking member of society sick to their stomach.’
Prosecutor Abigail Langford told the court: “Moving images were found of the defendant engaging in penetrative sexual intercourse with a number of chickens.
“Haleema Baig was depicted in some of these videos. Having viewed them it is clear they are filmed in the cellar or basement of their property and both are clearly depicted in the videos.
“Rehan Baig is seen naked from the waist down and Haleema Baig is seen to perform a sexual act on him. He penetrates the chicken while she is standing close by.
“There are other examples where Haleema Baig engages in penetrative sexual activity herself with the defendant, while he moves between penetrating the chickens and her.
“She is heard to make sexually encouraging moans to the defendant and engages in consensual sexual activity with him. These do help with her culpability in these particular acts.”
She further added that the chickens died in the course of the shocking abuse at the hands of Baig, as some were seen in the videos being thrown into bin liners afterwards.
Mitigating on behalf of Rehan Baig, Simon Hustler, said: “This case has attracted attention that is rare even in the digital age and he now rarely leaves the house, even sending out for cigarettes if he needs them.”
Mr Hustler said the case had brought shame on Baig’s family and had become notorious as far afield as Pakistan, Germany and Spain.
He added that the family had suffered threats and reprisals in the form of attacks on their home.
Baig was jailed for a total of three years, placed on the sexual offenders register for life and banned from owning animals for life.
Haleema was however spared jail for aiding and abetting her husband’s sick actions, after a judge heard there was evidence that she had suffered domestic abuse at Baig’s hands.