A PERVERT caught with depraved sexual images of animals - including of donkeys, chickens and an octopus - has been handed a community penalty.

Ethan Nash, of Lily Close, Bicester, had already admitted one count of possessing indecent pseudo images of children and three counts of possessing extreme pornography.

Oxford Crown Court heard at his sentencing hearing yesterday how the 19-year old had been a member of two WhatsApp groups that had shared banned material.

Suspicious activity was reported and officers raided his home on April 28 before seizing his iPhone.

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An analysis of the phone discovered the array of 'disturbing' images including 'cartoon' images of children being abused.

Posted on the group was also videos involving threat of injury as well as sex acts involving animals from horses to donkeys, to fish, chicken and an octopus.

The court went on to hear that while Nash had not done any of the uploading himself he did admit possession of the banned material.

In all there were 89 videos and five still images.

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In mitigation his defence barrister Rachel Law said that her client - who has no previous convictions - was 'extremely remorseful' at what he had done.

Sentencing Judge Ian Pringle QC ordered that Nash be made subject to a community order for two years.

As part of that order he must undertake rehabilitation activity requirement for 20 days, participation in the Horizon programme to tackle his offending and 120 hours of unpaid work.