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William DeSimone

PAIR TORTURED FARM ANIMALS, POLICE CHARGE

READ SHERIFF’S PRESS RELEASE

PAIR TORTURED

FARM ANIMALS,

POLICE CHARGE

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Gabrielle Bastian
William DeSimone

COOPERSTOWN – Two Town of New Lisbon residents, William J. Desimone, 43, and Gabrielle Bastian, 52, were charged with torturing and injuring animals and other counts following the seizure of more than 100 animals in a farm near Garrattsville over the weekend.

Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr. announced the details a few minutes ago.

Responding to a report Friday evening of a goose caught in an electrified fence, deputies discovered seven dogs living in poor conditions in the house at 166 Backus Road.

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