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A LEICESTER man who had previously been convicted of having sex with a horse, has now been sentenced to 19 months imprisonment after pleading guilty to sexual activity with a child.

Isaac Cluley, 24, was reported to have admitted the offence in November last year to another adult who had questioned him when concerns were raised.

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This led to the police being informed who arrested Cluley that day.

Following further enquiries and investigation, Cluley, of Narborough Road, Leicester, was charged and later pleaded guilty in court to sexual activity with a child.

The teenage female victim was under 16.

Cluley was already on the sex offender register and had been made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order following previous convictions for sexual penetration of a living animal, namely a Shetland Pony, back in 2020.

His activities were discovered after a friend stumbled across footage of the bestiality offence, which he had filmed on his mobile phone.

He was placed on the sex offenders’ register for five years after the case was bought to light, and placed on a sexual harm prevention order, with conditions preventing him from not being allowed to work with animals, or to enter a field, paddock or animal enclosure which holds livestock on his own.

However, it wasn’t the first time he had been convicted of having sex with a horse. In 2016 he was given a community order for penetrating a different horse.

On Friday (March 4), at Leicester Crown Court, Cluley was sentenced to 19 months imprisonment for his latest offence, against the underaged girl.

He was also issued with a 10-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order and was placed on the sex offender register for 10 years.

Detective Sergeant Pete Copple said: “Thanks to the report being made to police, we were able to carry out a full investigation and bring this case to court.

“We will investigate all reports of sexual offending which are made to us and will ensure the appropriate action is taken.”

In mitigation, Leicester Crown Court heard previously that Cluley had a “significant intellectual impairment”, which left him unable to understand the consequences of his actions, and lacking impulse control.

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