A TASMANIAN man caught downloading images of sexual acts with an octopus has avoided a jail term.
Rodney Scott McLagan, 48, of South Arm in Hobart was caught with 31,000 images and video files involving sexual acts with children, dogs, ponies, snakes, tigers and an octopus.
Justice David Porter said McLagan had a personality disorder that caused him to avoid interpersonal contact and gave him a pre-occupation with being criticised or rejected, The Mercury reported today.
"Without the opportunity for normal sexual relationships fantasy is often indulged," the judge said yesterday.
"It also emerges from the report that you are particularly self-conscious about your teeth."
He said McLagan's self-esteem was so low he equated himself with a beast.
The judge said McLagan had little, if any, interest in child pornography and that it was accessed while he was trawling for bestiality images.
This is proof that the Octonista's agenda is beyond the scope of interspecies fornication, but rather a means to an end. In short, if we ignore the threat of octopus porn, it is only a matter of time before our streets are littered with child pornography. Dr. James Dobson, I hope you are taking this threat seriously.