A SEX offender from Hereford has been jailed for a string of acts of sex abuse against children and animals.

Knill Watkins pleaded guilty to three counts of making indecent photographs of a child, two counts of sexual penetration with a living animal and two counts of assault of a girl under 13 by touching.

He also watched a person doing a private act, possessed a prohibited image of a child, and possessed extreme pornographic images of animals.


He had been committing the sex acts from 2012 to 2021.

Detective Constable Rich Britton said: "Watkins is a dangerous individual who committed horrendous crimes. I'm pleased that he will now face the consequences and will rightly be identified as a sex offender for life and spend time in prison."

On October 27 at Hereford Crown Court, Watkins, 34 from Withington, was jailed for 11 years and will be on the sex offenders register for life.