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Jesup woman accused of animal torture will get probation

Kelsey Block Kelsey Block
A.J. Sellers A.J. Sellers
Ty Hickman Ty Hickman

One of the three people accused of torturing a dog and leaving it to die in Waterloo will pay a civil fine and be on probation.

Ty Hickman, Kelsey Block and A.J. Sellers were accused of animal neglect and torture after a dog, nicknamed Caleb by animal rights advocates, was found dead and covered in its own feces this winter.

Block faced a charge for animal neglect and animal torture. According to court records, the animal torture charge was dropped, and a deferred judgment was given on the animal neglect charge.

Block will be on probation for 12 months and will have to pay a $315 civil penalty.

Hickman still awaits trial. His date in court has been moved back to January 13.

Hickman claims he left the dog with Sellers and Block in January of this year until they could find the dog a new home.

Sellers entered a written plea of guilty to intentional animal neglect in October. Sellers will be sentenced on November 12.

This story was updated at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday to correct Block's sentence. She will receive probation, not parole.

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