Trans woman jailed for cocaine-fuelled sex with a dog

Claire Goodier – who was previously known as John – had a number of previous offences

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A trans woman has been jailed for 20 months after taking cocaine and having sex with an Alsatian.

Claire Goodier, 60, was described by a probation officer at Chester Crown Court as “manipulative” and “deceitful”.

Claire was previously known as John and has twice been convicted of possessing indecent images of children.

Prosecutor Paulinus Barnes said the police visited Goodier’s home on July 19, 2019 for a routine check due to her being on the sex offenders register for life.

Officers discovered Goodier had searched for bestiality content online, and a full analysis discovered more than 30 indecent images of her taking part in a sex act with an Alsatian.

Mr Barnes said: "She admitted possession of the images.

"She said she had fantasised about it for a number of years and after talking about it with people in Northwich, was put in touch with others in Bournemouth.

"She travelled down there in December 2018 and took part in the sex act with other people and the Alsatian dog."

Upon her arrest in June this year, police also discovered a USB drive in her handbag which contained the same images as well as 3.5 grammes of cocaine.

Defending Goodier, Simon Mills said she had been “frank and honest” with the probation service and called on the Judge to consider a suspended sentence.

"This incident took place some three years ago.

"The picture now is one of sporadic offending.

"This is not a case where the offending is getting more and more serious.

"She will do everything asked of her by the court and there are tentative signs of improvement in her attitude and approach."

Judge Everett told Goodier: "You are a long, long way from changing your life.

"You deceitfully took part in a cocaine-fuelled incident with other persons.

"Since the terrible offence took place you kept the images unashamedly for your own sexual gratification.

"In the middle of all this, you failed to comply with the terms of an order, which some might say is a minor breach, but it's not for the first time.

"Your record is appalling and it could be said you were astonishingly lucky not to go to prison previously.

"A message must go out that if you commit such disgusting behaviour then you must go to prison.”