🚔 These are among the most heinous reported cases of animal abuse in Ocean and Monmouth

🚔 Some of the cases led to charges and proceedings in court

🚔 Some of these cases have turned cold

Each reported case of alleged animal cruelty has led to an investigation looking into what happened and who is accused of doing it.

Authorities in each alleged case of animal abuse or neglect investigated the details reported and looked into each reported incident.

From there, if appropriate at a point in the investigation, an arrest and subsequent charges could or have followed.

These are just some of the more heinous acts that have been reported to allegedly have occurred in Ocean and Monmouth Counties over the last few years, from solved cases to cold cases, and ongoing investigations.

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The suspects “possessed and or distributed videos and images of child sexual abuse, including in many cases videos of young children being raped by adults,” Grewal said.

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