Woman pleads guilty to producing, distributing animal crush videos

A 24-year-old Houston, Texas woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to producing and distributing online so-called crush videos where puppies, chickens and kittens were mutilated and stomped on for the purpose of sexually arousing the audience.

The indictment of Ashley Nicole Richards was the nation’s first following a Supreme Court decision in 2010 that found a federal statute outlawing animal cruelty videos was overbroad and a breach of the First Amendment because it could lead to the criminalization of hunting videos, for example. Congress updated the Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act in 2010 and apparently cured the constitutional deficiencies.

According to the First Amendment Center:

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  • Jess. Oh how I sympathize with your wainitg, wondering and longing, for you, for her, for your family. Your letter is such a celebration of life, impending change and love. It is pure and speaks from the heart. We will all be wainitg and watching with you and cannot wait to share in your joy of the arrival of your new baby girl. These images are so colorful, imaginative and beautiful. How can we resist such a sweet innocent one with her little pig tails and big brown eyes? Beautiful heartfelt letter and images.

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