Coffs Coast man jailed for child, animal sex abuse

Behind bars for at least 7 years

Coffs Coast man jailed for child, animal sex abuse

A Coffs Coast dairy farmer who abused a teenage boy and manipulated him to perform a sexual act on a cow, will remain behind bars until at least 2023.

Allan Kenneth Brookes was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the crimes during a court session yesterday.

He reportedly collapsed during the sentencing hearing, rising when his victim's supporters ordered him to get up.

Brookes himself was convicted of committing indecent acts on the farmyard animals, making the child look on.

The court previously heard of the deep psychological wounds Brookes' abuse inflicted on his teenaged male victim.

In a victim impact statement, he said he's now unable to care for his own young son.

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