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Man pleads guilty to animal torture

Jordan Anheuser

PERRY CO., Ill. (WSIL) -- A man seen in a 2018 video stomping a fawn has pleaded guilty to a felony animal torture charge.

Jordan Anheuser, 20, took the plea during a court appearance Thursday.

According to Perry County Assistant State's Attorney Martin Beltz, a misdemeanor cruelty to animal charge was dropped in exchange for the plea.

Judge James Campanella sentenced Anheuser to 180 days in the Perry County Jail. With time served and day-for-day credit, Beltz says Anheuser will serve 82 days.

Anheuser will then be on probation for 30 months. He'll also pay a series of fines and fees including $1,000 to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Jeff Weinrich

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