Innocent puppies and kittens were brutally tortured and Scott posted their suffering to social media platforms. Images of the dead animals were posted to Instagram and Tik-Tok as recently as July 8.
FBI investigators found animal parts and skulls at Scott's residence "that were consistent with the size of cats and dogs." They also seized a cell phone from Scott which was used to create the videos which were posted on social media. Investigators determined that Scott obtained the animals by responding to online ads from people who were trying to give away their unwanted pets.
Scott's behavior is abhorrent and dangerous. Special Agent in Charge Paul Keenan, FBI Indianapolis, stated:
"Animal abusers have total power over that animal and, if someone is willing to be that cruel to an animal, evidence suggests they may target vulnerable humans as well."
Krystal Cherika Scott must pay for the torture and pain she inflicted on the innocent animals who wound up in her possession. Please sign the petition, which will be presented to Assistant United States Attorney Tiffany Preston. This horrific abuse cannot and will not be tolerated!
Update 6/11/2021: Animal Victory has learned that Krystal Scott filed a petition to enter a plea of guilty and a plea agreement in regard to both counts of animal crushing. She has not been sentenced yet, but could face up to seven years in prison and a $250,000 fine. We will update the petition when sentencing takes place.
Update 4/26/2021: Animal Victory has the summary of the most recent court date:
ORDER - granting 39 Motion to Continue as to KRYSTAL CHERIKA SCOTT (1); Jury Trial is reset for 8/16/2021 09:30 AM in room #216, United States Courthouse, 46 E. Ohio Street, Indianapolis, Indiana before Judge Sarah Evans Barker. Signed by Judge Sarah Evans Barker on 4/15/2021. Electronic Notice to USPO. (CKM) Modified on 4/16/2021 (LDH). Modified on 4/16/2021 (LDH). (Main Document 40 replaced on 4/16/2021) (LDH). (Entered: 04/15/2021)
Update 3/8/2021: Animal Victory has learned that Krystal Cherika Scott was indicted February 17 in the U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana on two felony counts of animal crushing. A jury trial date is currently set for April 19 in Indianapolis. If you haven't already signed the petition, please do now!
Update 7/30/2020: Read our letter Asst. U.S. Attorney Preston