Sheriff: South Carolina horse tied up, sexually assaulted

September 25, 2019 - 8:32 am

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a dressage horse at a South Carolina ranch was found tied up and sexually assaulted.

The Aiken Standard reports an Aiken County sheriff's report says the horse was found tied up Friday and appeared to have trouble walking. The report says the horse was examined by a veterinarian who found signs of sexual assault and related injuries.

Horse trainer Marijn Stuurman says the ranch has been on high alert since.

A similar attack happened in Delaware last year. A 45-year-old man was arrested and charged with offenses including animal cruelty.

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