Pervert Simon Massamba was caught with extreme pornographic images on his phone – after downloading them from a library computer.
The 58-year-old told officers that the bestiality images had been published by people in his homeland – the Democratic Republic of Congo – to discourage women from going to Greece and being exploited.
But they had been downloaded from a Stoke-on-Trent City Council PC at Stoke Library after the defendant searched for ‘animal porn’.
Now Massamba has been handed a 12 month community order at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court.
Police discovered the images – three stills and three moving images – in March 2020. The defendant told police that he did not know that type of porn was illegal. He admitted he got pleasure from looking at the images.
Prosecutor Jonathan Dickinson said: “The defendant provided the pin number for his mobile phone. It was forensically examined and the the bestiality images were recovered.”
Massamba, of Honeywall, Stoke, pleaded guilty to two charges of possessing extreme pornographic images.
The community order includes 50 hours unpaid work and a rehabilitation activity requirement for 25 days. He must also pay £300 costs.