A woman notified authorities when she saw videos of her friend having sex with dogs.
Jana Smit, 32, of Pretoria East, South Africa, was arrested for bestiality related charges after having sex with multiple dogs.
According to the court records, Smit pleaded guilty to four counts of bestiality and one count of trying to use a child to create child pornography.
The woman claimed that she was manipulated and controlled by her former boyfriend, Morne Fourie, 38, who had fantasized about bestiality.
Smit said that she had sex with the dogs in order to please her former lover, who was also arrested and charge for recording Smit with the dogs. Later, the couple sold the bestiality videos for cash.
In a separate trial, the former boyfriend, who is an IT specialist in Garsfontein, is being charged with bestiality related pornography charges, and with creating and distributing child pornography.
Smit’s lawyer, Carmelitha Smit-Brand, told the court that Fourie supported Smit financially at the time of the incident, and she was manipulated into doing what he wanted her to do. The lawyer also told the court that Smit had been molested as a child.
The court heard that one of Fourie’s requests involved recording a seven-year-old girl while she was bathing. "I didn't want to do it, but he kept talking about it. I then setup the camera, but decided against it. I switched the camera off before the girl undressed. I'm very sorry about what happened," Smit was quoted as saying.
Smit and Fourie were arrested after Smit used a friend's computer to back up her cell phone contents. The friend showed the contents to a mutual friend, who decided to intervene by calling an animal protection organization, who in turn called police.
It is alleged that the videos on the phone were of Smit having sex with a Staffordshire terrier and a labrador.
The judge ordered Smit to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. She will be sentenced in two weeks.