A pensioner has been banned from every farm in Britain after he allegedly pushed his fist into a cow’s rectum and performed a sex act.
John Curno, 80, was found guilty of two counts of outraging public decency after he molested several cows on at least two occasions.
The court heard that last summer he was spotted talking to a herd of 150 cows and masturbating in fields belonging to Park Lodge Farm in Uxbridge, west London, several times.
Farmer’s wife Susan Howie said in Uxbridge Magistrates Court that she caught Curno twice with his pants and trousers round his ankles and courting her cattle, which she describes as part of her family.
Curno, who uses a walking stick, was also spotted by two sisters – from their home nearby – who reported seeing him insert his left arm up to his shoulder into the back end of a cow.
He then allegedly performed a solo sex act.
After his third alleged visit to the cows the sisters called police who discovered him on a nearby public footpath.
During his arrest the pensioner told police: ‘I’m not a violent person, I have a weakness with animals’.
Mrs Howie said: ‘The cows are left unattended in the field especially in the summer we leave them in there day and night.
‘I went out in my white pick up truck and the gentleman was with a cow, he had his left hand interfering with the cow and his right hand on a part of his lower body, his shirt was covering it.
‘He was masturbating you could see it moving up and down and his trousers and his boxer shorts were at his ankles. ‘He stopped and looked up, he grabbed his boxers and his trousers and ran to the stile.’
Referring to the second occasion Mrs Howie said: ‘It was 8.30pm and we were running a bit late with the milking.
‘It was the same field as before, this time he had had his whole hand in the cow.
‘He grabbed his trousers and boxers and he ran for the stile and he actually fell over the stile because his trousers fell down when he was trying to get over it.
‘I was disgusted, we gave nobody permission to touch or interfere with our cows, it might seem funny to you but they are family they are not just cows.’
Appearing in Uxbridge Magistrates Court, Curno was told by Chair of the Bench Michael Akers that his sentencing had been adjourned until next month.
Bail conditions were imposed, banning him from every farm with animals in the country.
Judge Akers said: ‘You have been found guilty of both offences and you will need to attend court at a later date for sentence.
‘There will be a condition of bail and that is not to attend Park Lodge Farm Estate including The Mill and Church Garden or any other farm with animals.’
After the conviction was announced farmer Ian Howie, husband of Susan who caught Curno pleasuring himself with the cows, said he was pleased with the result.