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Suffolk vet struck off after being filmed having sex with a horse and dog

A Suffolk vet has been struck off the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons register after he was found guilty of serious professional misconduct relating to five charges of possession of extreme animal pornography and sexual activities with animals.

Oliver Fraser Lown of Kesgrave, Suffolk tried to get the RCVS Disciplinary Committee to hear the case privately because his father was suffering ill-health and any publicity could have an adverse effect on his health, but the committee rejected the application as the details of the case were already public after his court hearing in 2012.

The five charges he was found guilty on were:

  1. On the 1st September 2011 he was found to be in possession of extreme pornographic video images depicting people having sexual intercourse with animals.
  2. On the 1st September 2011 he was found to be in possession of sexually explicit images involving animals.
  3. On the 1st September 2011 he was found to be in possession of sexually explicit video image of a man having intercourse with a sheep.
  4. Between 1st April and 25th June 2009 he engaged in sexual intercourse with animals.
  5. In July and August 2011 he engaged in written communication online making references to sexual activities with animals and an interest in having intercourse with animals.

In addition to the five charges, which Mr Lown had pleaded guilty to in 2012 and given a conditional discharge, the RCVS also heard that Lown had engaged in intercourse with a horse and a dog and filmed it then boasted about it online.

Mr Lown, who had graduated from the Szent Istvan University in Budapest did not attend the hearing, but was represented by a solicitor.

On delivering the findings, the Chair of the Disciplinary Committee Professor Noreen Burrows said, “’The committee has no doubt the conduct was of the utmost seriousness, the material found in his possession and his own conduct involved the abuse of animals and a total lack of respect for their welfare.

“’In the judgement of the committee, each of the charges individually amounts to disgraceful conduct and the charges certainly amount to disgraceful conduct when taken cumulatively.”

She added, “The Committee has no doubt that the only way in which the welfare of animals can be safeguarded, public confidence maintained and proper standards of conduct upheld is by directing the Registrar to remove the Respondent’s name from the Register.”

Mr Lown said that although he had been registered with the RCVS in 2013, he had never practised as a vet in the UK.

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