A man who took part in ice-fuelled, sexual escapades with sheep and a goat inside a school milking shed has had a troubled life of drug convictions, AVOs and a complicated romantic history.
George Danakis, 44, who a court heard was ‘attracted to women, but liked sheep on the side’ was convicted this week after being discovered in the St Marys Senior High School milking shed in Sydney’s west last year.
In April 2022, teachers installed security cameras to catch a suspected burglar lurking in the sheds where sheep and goats born in the school’s animal husbandry program were given names like Lord Chaucer and Sir Geoffrey and cared for by pupils.
At around 7.50pm on May 18, 2022, police interrupted Danakis with his pants down sexually engaging with a male sheep while a female goat ‘was observed on the ground appearing to be in shock beside them’.
On Wednesday this week, Penrith District Court sentenced Danakis to three-and-a-half years jail.
The court heard CCTV evidence showed him herding two goats into a gated area of the school, and walking around the milking shed naked from the waist down.
George Danaki is serving a prison sentence for bestiality with farm animals at St Marys High School and has a troubled history with women and drugs
Danakis engaged in sex with a sheep at St Marys High School (above, animals in the school’s pens) after a five-day bender on ice and said he liked ‘sheep on the side’
Daily Mail Australia can reveal that Danakis has a criminal record stretching back a decade. His convictions include arrests almost every year since 2013 for illicit drugs, assault, driving offences and AVOs taken out for the protection of two separate women.
On one of his multiple social media pages, a trans woman posted around the time of his break-ins at St Marys that she loved him and hope to see him soon.
She wrote on Facebook: ‘Georgie your tgirl missing you and I am writing to see if you are coming down to see me soon and this time we’ll get a room’.
Danakis has been in prison since his night time school yard arrest, and is currently behind bars at the Metropolitan Remand & Reception Centre at Silverwater prison in western Sydney.
The NSW Department of Education told Daily Mail Australia that none of the school’s pupils or staff required trauma counselling because the incidents took place ‘out of hours’.
The animals ‘examined by a veterinarian and found to be in a stable condition’ following the incidents.
St Marys teachers installed CCTV after suspicions of break-ins at the school’s animal enclosures (above) and 11 days later police interrupted Danakis having sex with a sheep while a traumatised goat lay ‘in shock’ nearby
Danakis pleaded guilty at Penrith District Court to damaging property, bestiality, possessing bestiality material, break and enter and possessing an unauthorised firearm.
The court heard he had been awake for five days on methamphetamine leading up to his milking shed arrest.
His defence lawyer said this combined with his affinity for enjoying ‘sheep on the side’ made him lose all inhibitions, leading to ‘sexual deviance’.
Danakis had told his psychiatrist that he was only attracted to animals while under the influence of ice because it increased his sex drive.
He did eventually admit to his psychiatrist that he was ‘pretty much into bestiality’ after seeing it on the internet, but that he still liked women.
In 2021, police took out an AVO to protect a Western Sydney property agent believed to be his former partner, which included not to approach her within 12 hours of drinking alcohol or taking illicit drugs.
In the same year, he pleaded guilty to driving unlicenced with illicit drugs in his system. In 2019, police ordered a buccal swab to identify Danakis as an ex-offender.
In 2018, he was sentenced to 12 months’ conditional release for drug possession.
The same year, police took out a two year AVO against Danakis on behalf of another woman and ordered him to stay away from her premises and a child care centre.
Teachers at the school had caught him on CCTV after they suspected that someone had been breaking into their milking shed after hours
George Danakis, 44, had been awake for five days when he was caught with his pants down by officers after having sex with a male sheep at St Marys High School in Sydney’s west in May 2022
In 2016, he pleaded guilty to possessing a prohibited drug while travelling on public transport without a ticket on two separate occasions.
In 2015, he was sentenced to nine months in prison for common assault, stealing a car and contravening an AVO; in 2013 he contravened an AVO against the same woman.
Danakis’ Facebook pages are littered with drug references, pictures of lit amphetamine smoking devices, and an image of a t-shirt printed with the words ‘I might be the black sheep of the family, but when things go down, I’m the one you call’.
He was originally accused of assaulting goats and sheep housed within the farm at the St Marys school between April 27 and May 18 last year, but 14 charges including one count of committing an act of cruelty on an animal were reduced to five offences.
Danakis originally told police he was in the milking sheds shed at the time looking for his phone and that he had removed his pants to urinate.
His phone was was found in the sheep paddock five weeks later, and when police searched it they found content pertaining to bestiality, plus a photo of him holding a pump action shotgun for which he did not hold a licence.
The court heard that Danakis was diagnosed with schizophrenia but had ceased taking his prescribed medication in the weeks before his actions.
It was agreed between the prosecution and defence that this was not a ‘causal’ factor towards his offending, and that his ‘paraphilic disorder’ of attraction toward animals and his substance abuse were key factors.
He will not be eligible for release from custody until November 2025.
A Department of Education spokesman said that ‘support continues to be available for students and staff’ at St Marys High School.