Maidstone rapist Gareth Reader admits having videos of woman's sex with dog
Gareth Reader will be sentenced at Maidstone Crown
by Julia Roberts
A convicted rapist has admitted having three video clips of a
woman performing sex acts with a dog.
Gareth Reader, 32, who was locked up for 10 years in 1999,
pleaded guilty to possessing extreme pornographic images between
November 26 and December 4 last year.
Maidstone Crown Court heard the films, with a total duration of
about 40 minutes, were found on a USB stick.
The memory device had been found in the back of a police
vehicle that had taken Reader to a police station for an
Iestyn Morgan, prosecuting, said Reader, of Nelson House,
Wallis Avenue, Parkwood, Maidstone, initially denied it
belonged to him.
However, forensic analysis later revealed the USB
stick had been used on his laptop.
Louise Oakley, defending, told the court although the clips had
been downloaded, there was no evidence of repeat viewing.
"Nonetheless they were still in his possession," she added.
No details of Reader's rape conviction were given in court,
although Miss Oakley said he was no longer subject to a licence
Adjourning the sentencing hearing for reports, Judge Philip
St.John Stevens said it was a "somewhat unusual case".
But he warned Reader, formerly of Victoria Street,
Gillingham, the fact he was asking for reports and releasing
him on bail should not be seen as an indication of the possible
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