A BUS driver who arranged for a woman to have sex with his dog has avoided prison.
A garda investigation arose after the 43-year-old mother died following the act of bestiality in Limerick four years ago.
As a result, Sean McDonnell (58), of Rathmore, Churchill Meadows, Raheen, Limerick, appeared before Judge Carroll Moran in Limerick Circuit Criminal Court yesterday.
Mr McDonnell pleaded guilty to a single offence of buggery with an animal – a German Shepherd – at Laurel Park, Patrickswell, Co Limerick, on October 7, 2008.
The judge said the unidentified woman willingly went to the house where "the purpose of her visit was to have sex with the dog".
A post-mortem examination could not provide positive findings and the cause of death was undetermined.
The judge suspended a three-year term and placed him on the sex offenders registrar for five years.