Back in 2012, then-21-year-old Ashley Richards was arrested for torturing animals to make videos for people with animal sex fetishes. Now, the 23-year-old is headed to prison.
Richards, along with 52-year-old Brent Justice, admitted to torturing a puppy, kittens, mice, a pigeon, a rabbit, crabs, lobsters, fish and other animals using high-heeled shoes, screwdrivers, knives and other various items. All of the torture was filmed and sold to people with that specific fetish.
At the time of the incident, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the organization that tipped off police, released a statement describing the torture.
“Richards reportedly admitted to killing countless animals—up to two per day—over the years,” said PETA in their statement. “She faces felony cruelty-to-animals charges: one for a video made in 2010 in which she binds and gags a kitten with masking tape and then stomps and crushes the animal, including putting her high-heeled shoe through the kitten's eye, and for another video in which she kills a pit bull puppy by using a meat cleaver to hack off his leg and tail and a knife to slash his neck and cut into his leg. Justice faces a felony cruelty-to-animals charge for filming Richards as she killed the puppy with a knife.”
Richards has now been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the heinous acts of animal torture, and Justice is currently awaiting sentencing in jail.