Bestiality accused allegedly had sexual intercourse with a horse

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A SOUTH Grafton man has been granted conditional bail over three counts of bestiality, following alleged offences of a sexual nature involving horses in the Grafton area.

Following an investigation by Coffs/Clarence detectives, police will allege that between January 2015 and February 2016, the man committed three acts of bestiality against horses in the region.

The 29-year-old was charged on Monday after he was taken to the Grafton Police Station and interviewed by officers.

Detective Acting Inspector acting crime manager Ian Corcoran said at least one of the charges related to sexual intercourse with a horse, while another related to an act in which the man allegedly "inserted his fist into the anus of a horse".

It is believed on a third occasion he was caught just prior to the act of inter-species intercourse.

It will be alleged the horse/s involved did not belong to him, with at least one belonging to a farmer in South Grafton.    "These horses were not his property," Detective Inspector Corcoran said.

"Horses can be valued at a considerable amount of money, and interfering with livestock in any sense could cause an injury.

"Any incidents like this are taken seriously, no matter what the circumstance."

The man is expected to appear in Grafton Local Court on Monday, June 6.