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Prineville Man Admits To Animal Abuse Conspiracy

EUGENE, OR -- An Oregon man pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday, for his role in an animal torture conspiracy. According to prosecutors, 48-year-old David Noble conspired with others around the country to fund the production of overseas videos showing the mutilation and murder of monkeys. 

During a February 2023 search of his Prineville home, investigators found around 50 videos of animal abuse, along with several firearms. After the search, Noble moved to Nevada. 

He was indicted in May for conspiring to engage in animal crushing, as well as creating and distributing animal crush videos, creating animal crush videos and illegally possessing a firearm as a dishonorably discharged person. 

The US Attorney's Office notes Noble was dismissed from the Air Force in 2006, following a court martial for fraud and an unprofessional relationship. He was ordered to serve six months in military custody in that case. 

Noble was arrested in Nevada in June. He’ll be sentenced in April and faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

 

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