A young woman filmed having sex with a dog was told by a judge to get “help big time” as she was jailed for up to a year.
Rachael Harris, 20, and her husband Corey, 24, made the sick animal abuse videos at their home in Curwensville, Pennsylvania, USA.
The footage was brought to the attention of police when Corey’s sister Sheila raised the alarm with an animal welfare group, a court heard.
Disturbing clips showed Harris performing sex acts with a dog and attempting to have intercourse with the animal, the Centre Daily Times reported.
Her husband was said to be behind the camera.
On Friday, Clearfield County judge Paul E. Cherry told the 20-year-old she needed “help big time” as he sentenced her to prison for three to 12 months.
Harris admitted four counts of producing an obscene performance and eight charges of animal cruelty.
She was also ordered to have counselling.
Her husband Corey was handed the same prison sentence last month and also told he needed help.
According to a court affidavit , police were called to Clearfield County SPCA – an animal welfare group – to reports a woman was in possession of footage which showed another woman performing sex acts with a dog.
The camera belonged to the Harris couple.
The breed of dog is not known.
After viewing some videos, police determined a crime had been committed and he took possession of the camera.
A search warrant was prepared for the video content.
Once the warrant was signed, the officer was able to download four videos from the camera.
At the start of December, the woman who provided the camera to authorities, believed to be Corey’s sister, spoke to police about the videos.
She identified the male voice heard in the video as belonging to Corey Harris.
The disgusting videos surfaced last November – less than a year after the couple wed.