Charges sought against teen who allegedly hunted, killed kittens

2013-08-21T12:05:00Z 2013-08-22T07:21:11Z Charges sought against teen who allegedly hunted, killed kittensBill Dolan bill.dolan@nwi.com, (219) 662-5328 nwitimes.com
August 21, 2013 12:05 pm  • 

EAST CHICAGO | Lake County authorities are seeking charges against a 17-year-old boy who killed three kittens with a bow and arrow and posted photos of the crime on Facebook.

"The photos are really disturbing," Lake County police Detective Michelle Dvorscak said Wednesday.

"I've been investigating animal cruelty for the county for about 12 years and this is the first time I've seen this. Who knows how often it takes place. He was just stupid enough to post it," she said.

Dvorscak said the boy, whose name and address isn't isn't being disclosed because the matter will likely be handed in the Lake Juvenile Court, hunted the kittens in an alley with a compound bow and arrow.

She said the boy speared one kitten through the head and disemboweled another. He killed three in all and then posted photos of himself playing with the speared kittens online Aug. 3.

"We got anonymous phone calls throughout animal control center about the photos," Dvorscak said.

She said she eventually interviewed the boy who said he did it because he was bored.

"The guardian said this is the first time he has been in trouble," Dvorscak said.

She said Facebook removed the photos from the site because of their objectionable nature.

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