Police discovered animal porn DVD at sex offender’s home

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A man who was made subject to a sexual offences order has gone back before the court after being found with a pornographic DVD in his home.

Police discovered a disc containing clips including one showing a woman engaging in sexual activity with a dog when they searched Mark Graves’ home in St Leodegar’s Close, Wyberton, after he breached his order earlier this year, Boston Magistrates’ Court was told.

Graves was given the order by Lincoln Crown Court in 2009 in connection with making indecent images of children, the bench heard.

On Wednesday, Graves, 48, admitted possessing extreme pornography on March 21 and three other breaches of his order, in that he was away from home for longer than seven days without notifying police, he travelled to Spain without giving formal notification and he failed to turn up for formal registration at the right time.

Mark Holmes, prosecuting, told magistrates: “He is bound to comply with the conditions of the sexual offences order.

“When police investigated (the breaches) they searched his property and found a DVD. One click of the film showed a lady having sex with an animal.

“He should not have been in possession of that material.”

Mitigating, John Storer said all the breaches had been accidental. In the first instance, travel arrangements had caused issues, the second time, he had simply not informed the right person about his trip, and when he failed to give information, he just did it late.

In relation to the DVD, he said it was a promotional item Graves had received in the post.

The solicitor added: “There were 239 DVDs seized by the police and 238 were legal.”

Magistrates committed Graves to Lincoln Crown Court for sentencing.