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The 43-year-old man was arrested at St Mary’s High School on Kalang Avenue in St Mary’s about 7.50pm yesterday and has since been charged with crimes including bestiality and committing an act of cruelty on an animal.
He is accused of assaulting goats and sheep housed within a farm at the school between April 27 and May 18.
Police began investigating the alleged crimes after alleged break ins at the school were reported earlier this month.
The man arrested was last night charged with 14 offences including break and enter, do indictable offence (not steal/damage), destroy or damage property, commit an act of cruelty upon an animal, enter inclosed land not prescribed premises without lawful excuse and bestiality.
He was refused bail last night and is due to appear in Penrith Local Court today.