Chung Lin-fai, 58, has been jailed for seven months for having sex with a dog and assaulting a reporter. (Picture: Mydrim Jones)
A man has been jailed for seven months for having sex with a dog and assaulting a reporter.
Chung Lin-fai, 58, pleaded guilty to one count of bestiality and also admitted to assaulting a journalist outside West Kowloon Magistrates’ Courts in February.
The court heard how Lin-fai led a two-year-old stray dog to a stream on Lantau Island, Hong Kong, where he assaulted the animal on February 1, the Hong Kong FP reports.
A witness who saw the dog emerge from the stream several hours later said it had injuries to its lower body.
Lin-fai attacked the dog near Wong Lung Hang Road in Hong Kong (Picture: Google)
A vet examination later detected suspected human semen on the dog, the court was told.
The dog was subsequently taken under the care of volunteers at the animal welfare group SPCA.
Two weeks ago, Lin-fai admitted to having sex with the dog after explaining how he occasionally fed the canine and would take her to a nearby stream to give her a shower.
He insisted it was the first time he had sex with the dog.
Lin-fai also assaulted a reporter outside court (Picture: Google)
His lawyer claimed Lin-fai, who suffered from alcoholism, was ‘caught in a moment of confusion’ and that the dog did not resist at the time.
In a psychiatric report submitted to the court, Lin-fai said he heard a female voice telling him to have sex with the dog and that he didn’t really remember many details of the incident.
During the trial, Lin-fai was also seen hitting a reporter at one point, for which he was sentenced to one month in jail.
Sentencing him, Magistrate Raymond Wong Kwok-fai said the case was of a serious nature as it caused actual harm to the animal and jailed him for six months.
His sentence will run consecutively with the assault charge, totalling seven months in jail.