A Derry man is pleading not guilty to allegations that he committed a lewd act with a horse in a riding school’s field.
According to reports in the Irish Independent, Robert McLaughlin (64) from Maghera, Derry, is accused of engaging in indecent behavior with a horse.
The exact act was not specified but it had previously been mentioned in court as an act that was lewd and criminal.
Now council members of the riding school in Derry are considering a legal request to have a field inspected by the defendant in order to support his case.
McLaughlin denies the accusations, alleged to have taken place on the 11th May 2011. He is currently on bail awaiting trial.
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