British Crocodile Expert Pleads Guilty to Horrific Crimes of Animal Abuse and Child Exploitation

Guilty Plea in Shocking Case

Adam Britton, a British crocodile expert and academic at Charles Darwin University, has pleaded guilty to a series of heinous crimes involving animal abuse and child exploitation.


Abuse of Dogs and Puppies

Britton, who once hosted broadcaster David Attenborough, admitted to sexually abusing and torturing over 40 dogs and dozens of puppies.

He lured pet owners into giving him custody of their beloved dogs before subjecting them to horrific abuse.


Abuse of His Own Pets

Disturbingly, Britton also confessed to sexually abusing his own Swiss Shepherd pets, Ursa and Bolt, over a period of nearly a decade.


Recorded Acts of Torture

Britton filmed himself torturing defenseless animals in what he referred to as his “torture room.”

He would then post this sickening material online.


Grisly Charges

In court, Britton pleaded guilty to 56 counts of animal cruelty and four counts of accessing and transmitting child abuse material.

Graphic Details

The details of Britton’s crimes were so gruesome that Chief Justice Michael Grant cleared the courtroom before prosecutors outlined the facts of the case.


Sadistic Sexual Interest

Prosecutors revealed that Britton had a “sadistic sexual interest” in animals, particularly dogs, dating back to at least 2014.


Online Marketplace Exploitation

Britton exploited the online marketplace platform Gumtree Australia to target pet owners in the Darwin region who were giving their pets away due to work or travel commitments.


False Narratives to Pet Owners

To deceive pet owners, he would create a false narrative, assuring them that their pets were healthy and settled in well, even though he had subjected them to abuse and, in some cases, killed them.


Sharing Disturbing Content Online

Britton shared videos and images of his acts on online forums under pseudonyms. He engaged with “like-minded people” through a Telegram account and disseminated images and recordings of the abuse.


Legal Proceedings

Britton’s charges date back to last year, but his name was initially suppressed by the courts to prevent media bias.

The suppression order was lifted after his guilty plea, and he has been in custody since then.


Upcoming Sentencing

Britton is scheduled to return to court on December 13 for sentencing submissions.

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