A 29-year-old man in Moncton facing charges of bestiality and distribution of obscene material has been found fit to stand trial after a psychiatric assessment.
Anthony Volgmann appeared in provincial court in Moncton on Wednesday morning. He was accompanied by his parents.
Duty counsel representing Volgmann said the accused and his parents disagreed with the finding that he is fit to stand trial on the charges.
Provincial court Judge Jòlene Richard told Volgmann to get a lawyer and return to court on Jan. 6 to enter a plea.
Volgmann was released on the condition that he not be within 30 metres of any animals, or have any contact with the SPCA or attend any dog shows.
Volgmann was arrested in September after an investigation by the SPCA.