Teen Faces Felony Charges After Allegedly Abusing Family Dog, Posting Videos Online

The 2-year-old Weimaraner has been renamed “Charlie” and has been adopted.

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    LA County Department of Animal Care and Control
    A 2-year-old Weimaraner that was allegedly abused by a teen has been removed from the home by animal control officers. He has been renamed “Charlie” and has been adopted.

    A 17-year-old who allegedly made videos of himself abusing his family dog and then posted the videos on a social media site now faces charges of animal cruelty, the LA County District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday.

    The 2-year-old Weimaraner that was allegedly abused has been removed from the home by animal control officers. He has been renamed “Charlie” and has been adopted.

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    The teen faces four felony counts of cruelty and is expected to be arraigned on Feb. 27. If convicted, he could spend up to three years in jail.

     

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    "The link between cruelty to animals and cruelty toward humans is well documented. The ASPCA cites one study which reveals violent offenders incarcerated in a maximum security prison were significantly more likely than nonviolent offenders to have committed childhood acts of cruelty toward pets," the LA County Department of Animal Care and Control said in a statement.