Man accused of ‘having sex with dogs’ wants a plea deal

A MAN who is accused of going on a seven-year spree of deviant behaviour, which includes charges of bestiality, is trying to negotiate a plea deal.

The matter returned to Tweed Heads Local Court on Wednesday, when Dean Anthony Sellenthin’s solicitor submitted requests to prosecutors.

Police allege the 43-year-old from Bangalow preyed on tourists, locals and dogs in nearby Byron Bay over a number of years, before he was arrested in 2017.


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Sellenthin is accused of having sex with dogs at least 19 times, with court documents describing the canines involved, without revealing how they know he committed acts of bestiality

It is further alleged, he stole hundreds of pairs of women’s and children’s underwear and swimwear.

Other charges relate to the alleged indecent assault of a person with a disability, the electronic recording of people in private and producing child abuse material.

The matter has been adjourned until June 19, with Sellenthin to remain in custody until his matter is again heard.

He has not entered a formal plea to the charges.

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