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Woman pleads guilty to six counts of animal cruelty

Christiane Judd (Source: Long County Sheriff's Office) Christiane Judd (Source: Long County Sheriff's Office)

A woman accused of neglecting animals and letting them die while operating an animal rescue with her husband at Loonie Farms in Long County pleaded guilty to six counts of animal cruelty in Superior Court Tuesday.

Christiane Judd also received a five year jail sentence with one year of time served, and the remaining four on probation.

She also received a $5,000 fine and will have to pay restitution to the Long County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities received several complaints from residents that the animals in Judd's care were being abused and neglected.

Dozens of animal remains were found on the farm and authorities say over 100 animals died.

On May 28, 2011, Judd was detained at the US-Canadian Border on the Fort Erie Peace Bridge.

She was extradited back to Georgia and charged with animal neglect.

A judge denied bond and Judd was locked up in the Brantley County jail, where she has remained since.

Judd is a German citizen and is subject to deportation. If she is deported, all charges will be dropped. Until immigration officials can determine if Judd will be deported, she will remain in jail.

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