April 2021

Two depraved perverts had sex with horse at Aberdeenshire farm & admit having ‘unnatural connection’ with the animal

Turnbull abused animal at secluded farm

TWO depraved perverts admitted having sex with a horse after they were snared in a major cop probe.

Joshua Lee-Paterson, 20, (pictured below) and Jordan Turnbull, 28, (pictured above) had an “unnatural connection” with the animal at a farm over three months.

Lee-Paterson admitted having sex with a horse

Horrified locals told of their disgust after the sickos admitted having sex with a horse at a secluded farm.

Lee-Paterson and Turnbull abused the animal at the quiet rural spot over a three-month period.

But they were snared after a tip-off sparked an undercover probe into bestiality — and the vile pair confessed to having an “unnatural connection with a horse” in Cothal, Aberdeenshire.

After guilty pleas were entered on their behalf at Aberdeen Sheriff Court, a source said: “What those beasts did to that poor animal was horrendous — they deserve to be jailed.

“It’s important everyone knows who these monsters are so people know to watch out for them. They must never be allowed to do this again.”

Lee-Paterson is understood to have owned a field at the farm and kept horses there.

A former pal told how he claimed he was the victim of a hate campaign when the  bestiality allegations surfaced.

They added: “He’s spent months telling me he was blackmailed and targeted and would be proved innocent.

Lee-Paterson sold the land after he was nicked

“On the face of it Josh seemed like a personable, decent guy. But under the surface there’s something very wrong. He’s an oddball.”

One local said rumours had spread about what was going on at the farm.

They said: “We thought it was drugs — there were odd comings and goings.

“But it turned out to be far worse. No one can get their head around it.

“He picked the perfect place because it’s so out of the way and hidden.”

Another resident said: “It makes me shudder. This is such a quiet, beautiful place. Loads of people have horses here. No one would even think about doing anything like this.”

We told last year how cops and the Scottish SPCA launched an undercover operation after the tip-off.

Several animals were removed following searches of farms and stables.

It is believed Lee-Paterson sold his land when he was arrested

Court documents state the appalling offences took place at Cothal Farm between October 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.

Lee-Paterson, of Balmedie, Aberdeenshire, and Turnbull, of Galashiels, Selkirkshire, were put on the sex offender’s register last Tuesday.

Sheriff William Summers set a further hearing for later this month.