GOSHEN – The Goshen woman who was indicted on 20 counts of animal
cruelty in connection with the deaths of nine horses was found guilty in
Orange County Court Tuesday. One other horse suffered from extreme malnutrition,
Judge Robert Freehill found Jeanne Ryan, 52, guilty on 10 felony counts
and 10 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty under the state Agriculture
and Markets Law.
On July 29, 2017, investigators from the Hudson Valley SPCA Humane Law Division
executed a search warrant at a barn located on Ryan’s property and
discovered the badly decomposed bodies of five of the horses and one malnourished
Chief Assistant District Attorney Christopher Borek, who prosecuted the
case, said Ryan systematically starved the animals to death. They were also
left in deplorable, filthy conditions.
She was remanded to the Orange County Jail pending a sentencing hearing
on September 6.She faces a maximum of two years in the county jail when
She must surrender all animals in accordance with the county’s Rocky’s
District Attorney David Hoovler credited Borek and Assistant DA Anika Mohammed
with successfully prosecuting the case.