A 65-year-old man was sentenced to 9 months in prison for cattle rustling

A 65-year-old man was sentenced to 9 months in prison for cattle rustling
A 65-year-old man was sentenced to 9 months in prison for cattle rustling

The District Court of Larnaca today, Wednesday (21/09), imposed a 9-month prison sentence on a 65-year-old man from a village in the district of Nicosia, after finding him guilty after a hearing on 57 charges related to animal husbandry, violation of the Law concerning the protection and animal welfare, that is, the accused had on different dates caused suffering, injury and fear to an animal and entered another’s property with the intention of committing a criminal offence, offenses committed in the first months of 2018.

As mentioned in Cyprus News Agency police spokesmanaccording to the facts of the case, on February 3, 2018, it was reported by the owner of a small livestock unit in a village area of ​​the province of Larnaca, that for the last month, an unknown person had been entering the unit and abusing his animals. The unit was placed under partial surveillance by the local Police Station, however offenses continued to be committed».

He added that “the animals were examined by an official of the Veterinary Clinic and it was found that at least two of those examined had been sexually abused. The specific act had been repeated until March 10, when after examinations and testimony obtained, there were suspicions against a 65-year-old man from a village in the Nicosia district».

As the police spokesperson said, “the man was arrested by the Police and in his statement he admitted that from January to March 10, 2018, he abused animals in the livestock unit. The case was registered before the District Court of Larnaca and after a hearing, the 65-year-old was sentenced to 9 months in prison on Wednesday».

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