Chihuahua Hoarder Pleads GuiltyPosted by Scott Heiser, Director of ALDF's Criminal Justice Program on January 12, 2010
Kenneth Lang Jr. pleaded guilty
today to animal cruelty charges after more than 100 live and
approximately 150 dead Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes were removed from
his filthy home this past July. In addition to serving five years’
probation under the supervision of a Wayne County mental health court,
Lang is not permitted to own any animals and must make $3,000
restitution to ALDF for the necropsies conducted on 10 of the
Chihuahuas whose bodies were removed from Lang’s freezers, and yet
undetermined restitution to the city of Dearborn.
The prosecutors in this matter, Amy Slameka and Rajesh Prasad, put in
a top-shelf effort on this horrific hoarding case, as did the lead
investigator, Detective Sergeant Ron Beggs. I am happy that ALDF had
the chance to help Wayne County get a good result in court.