Crocodile expert revealed as serial killer of dogs as he admits to monstrous crimes
Darwin City, Australia - A British crocodile expert and leading zoologist has pleaded guilty to 60 charges including bestiality, aggravated cruelty against animals, and possessing child abuse material in an Australian court.
Adam Robert Corden Britton accepted the charges which involved the torture, rape, and killing of dogs, in the Northern Territory Supreme Court on Monday.
Court documents provided to the PA news agency said Britton filmed himself torturing and killing dogs before posting the videos online between November 2020 and April 2022.
The court documents said Britton had a "sadistic sexual interest" in animals, particularly dogs, dating back to 2014.
The crown prosecution said his "deliberate and planned conduct" resulted in the deaths of 39 dogs.
A joint team of Australian Federal Police and Northern Territory police conducted a raid on the 51-year-old's property in Darwin in April last year which resulted in his arrest.
Police seized 44 items including computers, mobile phones, cameras, hard-drives and weapons from his property.
The prosecution said police found 15 child abuse material files on his laptop.
Murderous zoologist tricked people into giving away their dogs
The documents said Britton used a shipping container on his property and frequented a number of different locations to carry out the horrific acts on the animals.
According to the documents, Britton used a Gumtree application to obtain custody of many of the 42 dogs, where he often "built a rapport" with the owners who "had to reluctantly give their pets away due to travel or work commitments."
Britton operated two Telegram accounts under the names of Monster and Cerberus.
He used the Cerberus account to "upload and disseminate" the images and recordings he had produced.
Britton, born in England and living in Australia for 20 years, has been held in custody and his case has been adjourned for sentencing submissions in December. He has previously worked with the BBC and National Geographic.
Multiple reports say he hosted David Attenborough on his property as the legendary conservationist's team filmed the Life In Cold Blood docuseries.
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