Teen Faces Federal Charges For Creating Horrific ‘Crush’ Videos Of Tortured Cats And Dogs

Published: July 23, 2020 at 07:07 AM Author: Penny Eims

An Indiana teen is facing federal charges for making and distributing animal crush videos. The authorities arrested Krystal Cherika Scott, 19, of Kokomo, Ind., for Making and Distributing Animal Crush Videos, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 48 (the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act).

Scott brutalized innocent animals in unimaginable ways. A press release from the United States Department of Justice’s Southern District of Indiana Attorney’s Office states that Scott posted images and videos of herself torturing and graphically killing cats and dogs by hanging, skinning and other means.

Scott could be sentenced to seven years in prison and may face up to $250,000 in fines. Please help us as we fight for the maximum punishment – Scott must be put behind bars for as long as possible for her sadistic crimes!

Innocent puppies and kittens were brutally tortured and Scott posted their suffering to social media platforms. Images of the dead animals were posted to Instagram and Tik-Tok as recently as July 8.

FBI investigators found animal parts and skulls at Scott’s residence “that were consistent with the size of cats and dogs.” They also seized a cell phone from Scott which was used to create the videos which were posted on social media. Investigators determined that Scott obtained the animals by responding to online ads from people who were trying to give away their unwanted pets.

Scott’s behavior is abhorrent and dangerous. Special Agent in Charge Paul Keenan, FBI Indianapolis, stated:

“Animal abusers have total power over that animal and, if someone is willing to be that cruel to an animal, evidence suggests they may target vulnerable humans as well.”

Krystal Cherika Scott must pay for the torture and pain she inflicted on the innocent animals who wound up in her possession. Please sign the petition, which will be presented to Assistant United States Attorney Tiffany Preston. This horrific abuse cannot and will not be tolerated!

News:

https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdin/pr/kokomo-resident-arrested-federal-animal-cruelty-charges

Update 8/26/2021: Animal Victory has learned that the next court date is scheduled for September 29, 2021, for a change of plea and sentencing.

Update 6/11/2021: Animal Victory has learned that Krystal Scott filed a petition to enter a plea of guilty and a plea agreement in regard to both counts of animal crushing. She has not been sentenced yet, but could face up to seven years in prison and a $250,000 fine. We will update the petition when sentencing takes place.

Update 4/26/2021: Animal Victory has the summary of the most recent court date:

ORDER – granting 39 Motion to Continue as to KRYSTAL CHERIKA SCOTT (1); Jury Trial is reset for 8/16/2021 09:30 AM in room #216, United States Courthouse, 46 E. Ohio Street, Indianapolis, Indiana before Judge Sarah Evans Barker. Signed by Judge Sarah Evans Barker on 4/15/2021. Electronic Notice to USPO. (CKM) Modified on 4/16/2021 (LDH). Modified on 4/16/2021 (LDH). (Main Document 40 replaced on 4/16/2021) (LDH). (Entered: 04/15/2021)

Update 3/8/2021: Animal Victory has learned that Krystal Cherika Scott was indicted February 17 in the U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana on two felony counts of animal crushing. A jury trial date is currently set for April 19 in Indianapolis. If you haven’t already signed the petition, please do now!

Update 7/30/2020: Read our letter Asst. U.S. Attorney Preston

* Individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Teen Faces Federal Charges For Creating Horrific 'Crush' Videos Of Tortured Cats And Dogs

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PETITION SIGNATURES:
38 Damiano Giustina Sep 18, 2021
37 Kit Dugan Sep 18, 2021
36 Ann Freeman Sep 15, 2021
35 astrid suchanek Sep 13, 2021
34 Jerri Freeman Krystal Cherika Scott must pay for the torture and pain she inflicted on the innocent animals. “Animal abusers have total power over that animal and, if someone is willing to be that cruel to an animal, evidence suggests they may target vulnerable humans as well.” Seven years and the fine are barely adequate for the suffering caused by this being, not even deserving the title of human! Sep 12, 2021
33 Kennedy Roop Sep 12, 2021
32 Sophie Emlek Sep 09, 2021
31 Stefanie E. Sep 09, 2021
30 Dodie Harrison Sep 08, 2021
29 TAMI BRODY Sep 08, 2021
28 Ilana Karapetyan Sep 08, 2021
27 Jan Anderson Sep 08, 2021
26 Melissa Curtis Sep 07, 2021
25 Damiano Giustina Sep 07, 2021
24 Kelly Lagace Sep 03, 2021
23 GIGIE HYNEMAN It is time to make the offenders pay for their abuse to animals. Sep 02, 2021
22 Jean Anderson Lock her up and throw the key away Sep 01, 2021
21 Heidi Pohler Sep 01, 2021
20Anonymous Sep 01, 2021
19 Ana Phillips poor Nala and other animals that. Are abused and neglected may these people go to jail and suffer for animal curlety Aug 31, 2021
18 Cecilia Lalinde Aug 29, 2021
17 Koree Denmark Aug 29, 2021
16 lara balser Aug 29, 2021
15 Daniel Pawlowski Aug 28, 2021
14 John Santos Aug 27, 2021
13 Corinne Brown Aug 27, 2021
12 Marina Ris Aug 27, 2021
11 Teresa Corner Aug 24, 2021
10 Chinanan K. Aug 24, 2021
9 laura raforth Aug 23, 2021

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