Former vet accused of having sex with animals to be extradited to UK

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The High Court has ordered the extradition of a former veterinary surgeon wanted in the UK to face multiple charges of having sex with animals and making child abuse material.

Oliver Loone, 36, of Main Road, Kisgrave, Ipswich, Suffolk, is wanted by UK authorities for 12 offenses, which include charges of having sex with dogs, horses, ponies and pigs, and taking indecent photos. Children, spoiling the course of justice and possession of heroin.

European Union arrest warrant

Kieran Kelly BL, for Mr. Lawn, had previously argued that the EU’s arrest warrant system relating to the UK was now backed by the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), making the arrest warrant for Mr ‘fatally flawed’.

In July, the High Court referred a case to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) after two men challenged their extradition to the UK, claiming that the European Arrest Warrant system between Ireland and the UK was invalid.

The men claimed that the lack of an “acceptance” measure of the arrest warrant procedure meant that Ireland was not bound by the terms of the treaties governing surrender to the United Kingdom.

However, the CJEU last month rejected these arguments, finding that provisions in the Legal Aid Act are binding on Ireland under EU law and do not require Ireland to choose whether or not to opt.

In his ruling today in the Supreme Court, Mr. Paul Burns dismissed the defendant’s argument on the Transitional Arbitration Act, stating that the CJEU ruling addressed the matter and that the line of argument would not be followed.

‘serious allegations’

Mr Kelly also argued that the memorandum was also “fundamentally flawed” as it was issued by the Ipswich Magistrates’ Courts but signed by a Crown Court judge, which he said did not meet the standards of “complete clarity and unambiguity” regarding the orders. He also argues that the supplementary part of the memorandum was then filled in by the UK’s attorney general rather than the appropriate authority.

Judge Burns said he was satisfied that the additional information from the UK Prosecution Service was “reliable” and that there was no reason to doubt the “good faith” of the person who provided the additional information in connection with the issuance of a warrant, namely the judge. He dismissed the request, which said there was a lack of clarity, saying there was no “uncertainty” regarding the memo.

The judge noted that Ipswich Crown Court Judge Emma Peters wrote that the charges against Lun were “serious allegations” on the memo itself, when she issued a warrant for his arrest in December last year.

Judge Burns said he was convinced that Mr Lone should be extradited on all but one count, possession of “extremist” pornography, which has no similar offense in Ireland.

Today, Judge Burns said Mr Lawn faces a maximum sentence of life in prison for perverting the course of justice, 10 years for making indecent images of children, seven years for heroin possession, five years for cannabis possession and two years. years on charges of possessing indecent photos.

Mark J. Burn Bell, on behalf of the Attorney General, has told the court that Mr Lawn is also facing a drug driving charge in Letterkenny County Court next January 13. Judge Burns said the charge was not enough to delay the surrender.

Before being taken away by prison guards, the judge said that Mr Lone must be imprisoned for a minimum of 15 days before being handed over to the appropriate authority within the 10-day period thereafter.

case background

In an earlier Supreme Court hearing, Detective Sgt. Jim Kirwan of Garda’s extradition unit told Aoife Carroll BL, on behalf of the state, that on February 8, 2021, he called an address in Gortnaskea, near Letterkenny, where Mr Lown was arrested. Arrest and warn him.

diet. Sergeant Kirwan said he introduced himself to Mr. Lone and showed him his identification card. He said Mr Lown agreed that his name was Oliver Lown and that one of the aliases he used was Ollie Fraser Henderson, while his birthplace was in Ipswich in the UK.

The investigator said he read the irregularities in the note to the defendant and asked him if he knew what was going on around it, which Mr. Lawn indicated he had done.

The memo states that BC Harvey, accompanied by probation officer Chris Royal, attended a house in Main Street, Kisgrave, at 10.10 a.m. on April 4, 2019. They were informed by the occupants that their son, Mr. Lawn, lived in the annex above their garage. with another man.

The memo further states that PC Jon Harvey located Mr. Lown in the appendix, then a case unfolded where Mr. Lown had thrown a laptop into a puddle to evade a police search. After a forensic examination of the laptop, Mr. Lone was subsequently arrested on suspicion of possession of severe pornography. Mr. Lone was also arrested on the same date on charges of perverting the course of justice and possession of heroin.

The memo also states that police attended the address of a sex offender at Burrell Road, Ipswich on August 29, 2019, where Mr Lown was present. He was arrested on suspicion of making, taking, possessing and distributing indecent pictures of children. He was also arrested on suspicion of possessing cannabis. He was interviewed and answered with “no comment” to all questions asked.

The note states that the police arranged to meet Mr Lown at the Martlesham Police Investigation Center on 27 November 2019. He did not turn up and was lost and circulated on the UK National Police computer as “wanted”.

It states that 1,219 extreme porn photos, of which 1,067 are unique, have been recovered from the laptop’s hard drive as well as 3,512 extreme porn videos, of which 3,511 are unique. Other recovered images include 66 Class A indecent images, of which 43 are unique, 36 are Class B indecent images, of which 26 are unique, and 33 are Class C indecent images of which 23 are unique.

The memo also states that Mr Lown is accused of offenses including sexual penetration of each vagina/anus by a person with a live animal, taking inappropriate photographs of children and possession of severe pornography depicting oral intercourse/sex with a dead/live animal. .

The alleged crimes range from 2013 to 2019.


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