A dog rapist who sexually abused and killed animals in his ‘torture room’ had his sentencing delayed as the court awaits the submission of psychological reports. Adam Britton, a former zoologist who worked with Sir David Attenborough, pleaded guilty to 60 charges, including bestiality, animal cruelty, and possession of child abuse material. The sentencing was set to take place last December, but was postponed as Britton’s team requested more time to examine a psychiatric report on his rehabilitation prospects. The prosecution also requested a delay to prepare their own psychological report.
The sentencing is now set for May, but Chief Justice Grant expressed doubts that the psychological report would reduce Britton’s culpability for his actions. Supporters of the victims of Britton’s crimes gathered outside the Darwin’s Supreme Court, hoping he would receive a lengthy sentence. The defense’s request for psychological tests to assess Britton’s suitability for rehabilitation drew criticism from those who believe he should receive the death penalty.
Between 2020 and 2022, Britton tortured, raped, and murdered over 40 animals from his remote home in McMinns Lagoon and a neighboring property. He filmed the horrific abuse and shared it online, hoping to gain notoriety for creating the most shocking video ever. Britton obtained dogs from unsuspecting locals on Gumtree, using deception to secure the animals. In conversations, he revealed his sadistic desires towards animals and admitted he couldn’t stop himself from hurting dogs.
Britton’s reign of terror ended when a video he uploaded to an abuse website caught the attention of internet sleuths. The violent and disturbing clip was reported to the authorities, leading to a joint investigation by the Northern Territory Police and the Australian Federal Police‘s Joint Anti-Child Exploitation Team. They raided Britton’s home and he has been in custody since then.
During his trial, the disturbing details of Britton’s double life were revealed. He abused dogs in a shipping container he referred to as his ‘torture room’ on his property. His estranged wife, Erin Britton, who was unaware of his actions, has cut all ties with him. Animal activists, who were once deceived by Britton’s charm and animal expertise that even earned him an appearance on a BBC documentary with David Attenborough, are now calling for him to face the harshest punishment.
- Chaos Erupts as Armed Gangs Storm Haitian Prison, Releasing Thousands of Inmates
- Extreme Cold Warning Issued for Cochrane as Wind Chills Reach -40 Degrees
- NRL Vegas Clash Sparks Field Goal Controversy in Roosters vs Broncos Game
- The Veronicas Announce US Tour After a Decade, Discuss New Music and Tour Stories
- Arkansas Grapples with Daylight Saving Time Dilemma
- Ayesha Curry Announces Fourth Pregnancy, Welcoming Another Addition to Curry Family
- Warriors and Celtics Gear Up for Epic Rematch in Red-Hot Showdown
- Record Participation at 2024 TTP Cambridge Half Marathon
- Teddy Swims Announces Anticipated ‘I’ve Tried Everything But Therapy Tour’ in New Zealand and Australia
- Women Making Strides: ACT Public Service Celebrates International Women’s Day
- Philadelphia 76ers at Dallas Mavericks: Doncic and Maxey to Clash in Cross-Conference Showdown
- Warriors vs. Celtics: NBA Showdown Looms as Eastern Conference Leaders Seek 11th Consecutive Victory
- Legendary ESPN Sportscaster Chris Mortensen Passes Away at 72
- Jemma Reekie Reflects on Silver Medal at World Indoor Championships
- Western Force to Face Queensland Country in Southern Lions Rugby Festival
- FC Barcelona Secure Victory over Logroño in Liga ASOBAL Clash
- Liverpool’s Trophy Success: A Decade of Triumph and Smart Spending
- New Zealand’s Indiah-Paige Riley Scores for PSV Eindhoven in Dutch Eredivisie Victory
- Barcelona Duo Suspended for Real Mallorca Clash
- Sting’s Farewell Match Headlines AEW Revolution in Greensboro