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Teen convicted in slashing of animals in Va.

Friday - 8/17/2012, 7:20am  ET

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This calf was one of the four young animals slashed sometime Saturday night. (Courtesy of Fairfax County Police)

HERNDON, Va. - Police say a Herndon teenager has been convicted of charges related to incidents in which animals were attacked in and around a Fairfax County park.

The Washington Post ( http://tinyurl.com/8as35jx) reports that the 17-year-old was convicted Wednesday of three felony counts of animal maiming and a misdemeanor trespassing charge in Fairfax County's juvenile court.

Police say three horses that were part of the Spirit Open Equestrian Program were slashed on April 26, leaving long gashes on their hindquarters. A month later, two goats, a calf and a chick were cut at the Kidwell Barn.

All of the animals were expected to make full recoveries.

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Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com


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