A woman has pleaded guilty in court to bestiality, stabbing a woman with a fork and biting a child.
Jenna Louise Driscoll, 27, will be sentenced in the Brisbane District Court on Monday after admitting to a string of charges including bestiality and drug trafficking.
Defence barrister James Godbolt said his client had been affected by the public shaming of the bestiality charge and had stopped physically attending the University of Southern Queensland.
During sentencing submissions, Judge Terry Martin said the woman’s acts of bestiality with her dog were repulsive and “completely against the order of nature”.
“It rather undermines the factor of general deterrence.”
The court was told Driscoll ran away from home when she was 16, started a relationship with a man 12 years her senior, and started smoking cannabis when she was 18.
Video of the bestiality was found by police following a drug investigation in October 2014.
The stabbing occurred in late December that year. The biting charges arose in 2015.
She was 24 when arrested for trafficking and bestiality, and was also on a good behaviour bond for a minor drug offence and obstructing police.
Trafficker ‘not living the high life’
Prosecutor Dzenita Balic told Judge Martin there were “three acts of sexual intercourse” with the dog.
“It seems it was in connection to the attempted arousal of her partner,” Ms Balic said.
The prosecution said Driscoll had 15 regular customers and six suppliers and also a phone purely for the purpose of selling drugs.
Mr Godbolt asked his client be given a head sentence up to two-and-a-half years, with it suspended.
“The trafficking is at the bottom end … to support her own use of the substance,” he told the judge.
“She is not living the high life.”
He said Driscoll worked as a waitress and had submitted to a recent drug test to prove she was no longer addicted to cannabis.
Judge Martin said he needed the weekend to consider sentencing, taking into account the public shaming of Driscoll.
She burst in to tears when told she would be spending the weekend in custody.
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