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

Published: July 18, 2020 at 07:07 AM Author: Penny Eims

Kokomo, Indiana – 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!


Final Update 11/12/2021: Krystal Scott was sentenced to 30 months in prison and five years of supervised release. During (at least) the first two years of her release, she is required to reside in a group home setting. She will also be receiving “extensive” mental health assistance while she is in prison. Scott has been forbidden from owning an animal during the period of time that she is under supervision. According to Pharos Tribune, the maximum that Scott could have been sentenced, according to her offense level and criminal history, was 30 months. Animal Victory is pleased that Scott got the maximum sentence allowable by law and we thank everyone who took the time to sign this petition.

Update 10/07/2021: Animal Victory has learned that the next court date is scheduled for November 10, 2021. There is still time to add your name to the petition to help us put Krystal Cherika Scott away for as long as possible!



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 3/24/2021: Animal Victory has sent 30,375 signatures along with our Petition Letter to Jeffrey D. Preston UNITED STATES ATTORNEY’S OFFICE and Tiffany Jacqueline McCormick UNITED STATES ATTORNEY’S OFFICE Letter to Attorney(s) Preston and McCormick

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.


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

17,733 signatures = 118% of goal


17,733 Karla Price I hope he gets the maximum sentence Nov 11, 2021
17,732 Adrian Schilke Nov 11, 2021
17,731 Trina Keafer We have a responsibility to be the advocates and voice for innocent lives who cannot protect themselves or stand up for themselves. No innocent life deserves this. Animal cruelty should not be taken lightly and it definitely needs to stop. The greatest privilege is to use your freedom of speech for those who do not have a voice. Justice needs to be served. We can do better. Do the right thing! Nov 11, 2021
17,730 Patricia Quintans Nov 11, 2021
17,729 Jacqueline McGrath Curtis Nov 11, 2021
17,728 David Davis Nov 11, 2021
17,727 Shyanne McGarr Nov 11, 2021
17,726 Amy Whitney Nov 11, 2021
17,725 Diana Bryant Nov 11, 2021
17,724 LeeAnn Lewis Because these precious sentient innocent beings suffer and matter! Nov 10, 2021
17,723 Jessica Blessing Put her away. Nov 10, 2021
17,722 sandy bodley This girl is in need of psychological evaluation before being being released to society or even sentencing as she is a danger to society and will continue doing even more reprehensible crimes. How she could do what she did just boggles my brain so cruel and horrible she is sick! re Nov 10, 2021
17,721 Martin Du Plessis Nov 10, 2021
17,720 Anita Meyer Maximum sentence for this MURDERER!!! Nov 10, 2021
17,719 LOIS DIEHL Only a DEVIL in human clothes can do such barbaric and torturous acts. Lock this monster up so we don't see what else this monster is capable of. Nov 10, 2021
17,718Anonymous Nov 10, 2021
17,717 Jocelyne LE CHEVALIER Nov 10, 2021
17,716 Sherry Gettmann Nov 09, 2021
17,715 Mary Jo DiStephano Nov 09, 2021
17,714 Rebecca Holzer Nov 09, 2021
17,713 Tammy Bradford Nov 09, 2021
17,712 Courtney McMahon Nov 09, 2021
17,711 Donna Nichols Nov 09, 2021
17,710 Zephanie Locker-lampson Nov 09, 2021
17,709 Azhand Shokohi Nov 08, 2021
17,708 Garry Slyfield You must make sure those who have caused cruelty to innocent animals and pets must be found guilty and sentenced to the maximum sentence provided by laws. Thank-you Garry Slyfield Nov 08, 2021
17,707 Addie W I actaully want to cry wtf... I personally would punish this with death no animal deserves that shit they just need a home, this also the big issue with tiktok is that there is no report button, none, if they stealing content or doing shit like this no one can stop them through a report button, and the company does nothing against any of it even if they see it Nov 08, 2021
17,706 Dave Claxton Nov 08, 2021
17,705 Jerry Bosniak Nov 08, 2021
17,704 chase farrugut Nov 08, 2021