A Malaysian man is facing up to 20 years of hard time and a possible whipping for allegedly having sex with a neighbor’s goat that died in a sickening attack.
Shaari Hasan, 60, was arrested in late July after the female goat’s owner said she heard the doe making abnormal noises in the back of her home in Rawang, about 18 miles northwest of capital Kuala Lumpur, Free Malaysia Today reported.
Hasan — who denies the revolting accusation — appeared in a Kuala Kubu Bharu court Thursday on charges of having carnal intercourse with an animal. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years behind bars, as well as a fine and a whipping, according to the outlet.
A prosecutor argued Hasan, a widower, should be held without bail, while the man’s attorney sought that he be freed ahead of his looming trial. A judge ultimately agreed with authorities, denying Hasan bail prior to his next court appearance in late December, Free Malaysia Today reported.
Hasan appeared in court wearing a colorful floral shirt as he pleaded not guilty, the Malay Mail reported. He denied wearing a green T-shirt and brown pants that were allegedly seized from him during his arrest.
Police found the dead goat in Rawang after the owner – one of Hasan’s neighbors — spotted a man she knew partially naked next to the animal in a goat pen. She then called police as the suspect – later identified as Hasan — fled the scene, according to reports.
The goat’s carcass was later sent to a veterinarian for a necropsy, according to Free Malaysia Today.