A woman who admitted to acts of bestiality with her dog has walked free from court after lamenting that "it has ruined my life".
Judge Terry Martin on Monday sentenced Jenna Louise Driscoll, 27, to two- and-a-half years probation for three counts of bestiality and a wholly suspended two-and-a-half year jail term, for drug trafficking.
Video of the bestiality was found by police after a drug investigation in October 2014, and the court heard she engaged in three sex acts with the dog for the arousal of her then partner.
In handing down his sentence, Judge Martin read out a psychologist's report in which a seemingly remorseful Driscoll spoke about the effects of the charges to which she pleaded guilty.
"An extract from the psychologist's report suggests you are more sorry for yourself," he told Driscoll in the Brisbane District Court.
"The psychologist then purports to quote you: 'This has ruined my life, I very much regret what I have done'." Judge Martin said her bestiality was "repugnant", and he gave little weight to defence barrister James Godbolt's claim about a sentence reduction because of her public shaming.
"The adverse publicity is a direct consequence of your unlawful conduct, and you can hardly be heard to complain about that," the judge said. Driscoll was 24 when arrested for trafficking and bestiality, and was also on a good behaviour bond for a minor drug offence and obstructing police. The court was told Driscoll ran away from home when she was 16, started a relationship with a man 12 years her senior and started smoking cannabis when she was 18.
The waitress started trafficking after breaking up with her partner, and had at least 15 regular customers, six suppliers and a phone purely for the purpose of drug deals.
Godbolt had asked that his client be given a head sentence of two to two- and-a-half years, suspended.
Driscoll must undergo psychological and psychiatric treatment during her probationary period and cannot leave the state without permission.