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Teen Charged with Attacking Barnyard Animals

June 25, 2012

A teenage boy has been arrested and charged with attacking animals at a Herndon-area farm park.

Fairfax County police say the teen was arrested on Saturday after officers received a tip a day earlier. The unidentified 17-year-old, who lives in the Herndon area, was charged with four felony counts of maiming animals, three misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty and two counts of unlawful entry.

Police believe the teen is responsible for stabbing three horses on April 26 and slashing two goats, a calf and a chicken a month later.

The animals did not sustain life-threatening injuries.

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