BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – A lady accused of dragging a small canine behind a scooter in Bakersfield after photographs and movies captured the incident last month has been charged.
Prosecutors filed animal abuse and neglect fees towards Elaine Rosa last Friday, based on television station KERO in Bakersfield.
Rosa faces 3 years jail time and a $20,000 high quality.
Bo Koenig, Lawyer for Rosa has launched a press release.
“We have been just lately advised by regulation enforcement that official costs have been filed towards my shopper. I’ve reached out to my shopper and we plan on cooperating with regulation enforcement one hundred pc. She is within the strategy of turning herself over to the authorities this night.”
Based on the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Rosa was a contracted psychologist at Kern Valley State Prison starting on Jan. 3, 2018. Her contract was terminated on Jan. 7, 2019.
Bakersfield Police say that they have begun making efforts to take her into custody for her arrest warrant.
The viral video that confirmed Elaine Rosa dragging a small canine behind an electric scooter in January sparked an uproar on social media. Rosa was a former employee of the Kern Valley State Prison as a contracted psychologist. Her contract was terminated on January 7.
It is unknown if the video played into her termination.
In accordance with Bakersfield Police, Rosa was not the owner of the dog . The dog has since been returned to its proprietor and acquired medical remedy.
As of 8 a.m., Rosa posted bail and is not in custody.