Woman pleads guilty to animal cruelty charges
LONG CO., GA (WTOC) - A woman who had operated an animal rescue organization at Loonie Farms with her husband in Long County pleaded guilty on Tuesday to animal cruelty charges.
Christiane Judd pleaded guilty to six counts of animal cruelty on Tuesday.
She received a $5,000 fine and and a five-year jail sentence with one-year time served, the remaining four will be on probation.
She was ordered to repay restitution to the Long County Sheriff's Office for the extradition expenses. Judd will receive credit for time served.
On May 28, 2011, Judd was detained at the US-Canadian Border on the Fort Erie Peace Bridge.
She is subject to deportation.
She is a German citizen who had lived in Long County in 2010.
Last year, when Judd's husband was arrested on parole violations and other charges, Judd contacted other animal rescue groups to take in the animals that remained at Loonie Farms.
In June 2011, animal rescuers told authorities they explored the property after Judd left and they found dozens of animal remains, some of which were contained in animal carriers.
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