A former couple have exploded at the media after they were sentenced for filming sexual encounters with their pet dog.
Kevin and Rebecca Thredgold lashed out at reporters outside the South Australian District Court in Adelaide on Monday.
Police in 2017 found 16 videos of the two performing sex acts on their dog on three separate occasions under a file on their computer titled: ‘Do not view – delete if we die’.
The pair left the court room separately, with Ms Thredgold yelling ‘you’re ruining my life’ at the media pack on her exit, while Mr Thredgold swore at reporters.
Both copped a four-month prison sentence for their bestiality charges, which was wholly suspended on a two-year $2,000 good behaviour bond.
They must also complete 300 hours of community service within the next 18 months.
NCA NewsWire reported judge Simon Stretton labelled their actions with their pet ‘gross and inappropriate conduct’.
‘Each of you had an active sex life and would explore new and different sexual behaviour with each other,’ he said.
‘Each of you say that you undertook the activity primarily because you thought that the other was interested in doing so.’
Judge Stretton said police who viewed the couple’s footage noted the pet dog, who has since died, was not harmed in the making of their videos.
The couple lived together in South Australia for several years but have since separated.
Ms Thedgold’s lawyer James Marcus previously told the court the mother of six was ‘disgusted with herself’ over her behaviour.