A YOUNG woman who had sex with her dog had been encouraged by her then-partner to send him footage of the repulsive acts, a court has been told.
Jenna Louise Driscoll has pleaded guilty in the Brisbane District Court to three bestiality charges, among other crimes, that came to light when police unearthed messages and videos of the sex acts on her phone while investigating her for trafficking cannabis.
Her then-boyfriend filmed her having sex with the dog on one occasion and later asked her to send through footage of more acts.
“She was willing to do that,” Crown prosecutor Dzenita Balic told the court.
Her sentencing hearing was told she had sex with the animal three times between January and April 2014, which, Ms Balic said, seemed to be linked to the “attempted arousal” of her then-partner.
“There is some evidence to indicate the animal was hiding,” she said.
The details emerged as the court heard the 27-year-old had also bitten a child in public on two occasions.
She has also pleaded guilty to trafficking cannabis at a “street level” over an eight-month period.
Defence barrister James Godbolt said there’s been “significant publicity” around his client over the bestiality charges, saying she changed her status at university to an external student because of perceived ostracism.
He said Driscoll went from a highly dysfunctional childhood to a highly dysfunctional relationship that lasted about six years.
He said she had been dependent on cannabis and her “profit” from trafficking had gone towards supporting her living expenses and own habit.
Judge Terry Martin slammed the bestiality acts as “repulsive” and “against the order of nature”.
He reserved his decision on sentence until Monday, with Driscoll to spend the weekend behind bars.