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Animal Cruelty

Two Castaic Crimes Has Court Dates In San Fernando

A Chatsworth man was ordered to pay $1.2 million to settle allegations his Santa Clarita pain clinic fraudulently billed state and federal health insurance programs.

A man accused of animal cruelty was sentenced and a woman accused of killing her dad had a hearing in San Fernando on Tuesday. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. Animal Cruelty Case In September, Mohamad Taghavi, a Murrieta truck driver, punched his 3-year-old dog multiple times and struck him with a metal ...

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Santa Clarita Woman Accused Of Starving Horses

A Santa Clarita man pleaded no contest to a child molestation charge Monday, receiving a 213-day sentence and five years probation, prompting frustration and anger from a now-14-year-old victim.

A Santa Clarita woman is being charged with multiple counts of animal cruelty due to the “starvation of several horses in Leona Valley,” according to the District Attorney’s Office. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. Aron Emily Jacques, 33, of Santa Clarita, is facing nine charges Wednesday in court in connection with starving ...

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Santa Clarita Valley Woman Gets 1-Year Sentence For Animal Cruelty

Santa Clarita Valley Woman Gets 1-Year Sentence For Animal Cruelty

A Santa Clarita Valley woman arrested on animal cruelty charges in February was sentenced to one year in county jail and three years of formal probation. Desiree Lenore Martinez, 41, of the 23200 block of West Avenue D, was arrested by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies Feb. 10, after Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies and Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control officers responded to a service call. Deputies discovered a small pitbull mix inside the Martinez’s residence. On Feb. 9, Martinez choked the dog with shoelaces and hit it in the head with a rock, according to Deputy District Attorney Lyle Riggs, who prosecuted the case.

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