Bestiality charges: Police arrest Mooreland man accused of being one of NSW’s ‘worst bestiality offenders’

Max Corstorphan
The Nightly
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NSW Police have charged a man operating under the pseudonym ‘Beast Boy alleged to be one of the states worst bestiality offenders.
NSW Police have charged a man operating under the pseudonym ‘Beast Boy alleged to be one of the states worst bestiality offenders. Credit: Supplied: NSW Police


NSW Police have charged a man allegedly operating online under the pseudonym ‘Beast Boy’ with 18 counts of offences, including bestiality, producing bestiality material and possessing child abuse material.

The man, who is believed to be one of the biggest self-producers of online bestiality content, allegedly used encrypted messaging apps to distribute bestiality material depicting the sexual abuse of various animals including dogs, sheep, goats, chickens, and even a deceased kangaroo.

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On Tuesday morning, strike force trawler detectives, with assistance from officers attached to the Manning Great Lakes police district and the rescue and bomb disposal unit, executed a search warrant in Moorland, roughly 30kms north of Taree.

A man was taken into custody and a dog, who was identified as one of the animals allegedly sexually abused, was seized by the RSPCA NSW.

Whilst at the scenes, police seized electronics and hard drives which will be subject to further forensic examination.

The man was taken to Taree Police Station, where he was charged with eight counts of bestiality, six counts of producing bestiality material, four counts of disseminating bestiality material, as well as possessing child abuse material and using a carriage service to access and solicit child abuse material.

NSW Police have advised more charges are expected.

Police were made aware of the man through strike force trawler, an ongoing investigation by the Sex Crimes Squad’s Child Exploitation Internet Unit, targeting the disturbing realm of sexual abuse and exploitation of children facilitated through the internet and related telecommunication devices.

In February 2024, strike force detectives executed search warrants across the greater Sydney area, leading investigators to the online profile of an individual operating under the pseudonym ‘Beast Boy’.

The man was refused bail and appeared in a Taree Local Court on Tuesday.

Anyone with information that may assist investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit an anonymous report online.

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