HORSE PERV IS HAVING A MARE! Jailed for sex acts in field of horses
caption in here please A MAN with a bizarre horse fetish has been jailed after being spotted performing a “totally disgusting” sex act in front of some steeds.
Such is the extent of Malcolm Downes’s offending, he is “prohibited from entering any field or stable, or any other area which contains equine animals in the Humberside Police area” as part of an ASBO.
The 59-year-old ( right), who began committing sexual offences in 1974, narrowly avoided a prison sentence in May after he was seen near horses in a field, in Hull, East Yorks.
But just weeks later Downes was spotted performing a sex act in a field containing horses. This has led to a judge handing him a two-year sentence for what he called his “totally disgusting” behaviour. Hull Crown Court heard Downes was seen by a resident in a field in Hull at 11am. The prosecutor said the man had “challenged the defendant about his behaviour and noticed he was in close proximity to some horses. “The defendant claimed he had been urinating. He apologised and rode away on his bicycle.” However, the resident had taken some photos of what he had seen, which corroborated his view of events.
Downes was arrested and admitted twice breaching the order that day, but said he had gone back to the field “to look for my keys because I’ve lost them”.
Downes had been convicted of indecent exposure in 1974, 1975, 1977, 1979, four times in 1980 – with another taken into consideration – 1986, and 1983.
He was convicted of exposure in 2007 under the then new Sexual Offences Act. He was also made subject to an antisocial behaviour order in 2013 after a woman walking her dog saw him performing a sex act in front of a horse, an order he breached five times.
Downes, from Hull, admitted breaching the ASBO and order he was sentenced to in May.
His defence said he had been making good progress on the Better New Me programme, and was planning to visit his doctor with his probation officer “to seek libido suppressing drugs”.