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Sterling Rachwal sentenced to two years probation

Rachwal, a repeat horse abuser, was sentenced Friday in Brown county

January 12, 2018 - Sterling Rachwal was in court today to be sentenced for intentionally mistreating animals and disorderly conduct.

Rachwal was sentenced to two years probation for sexually abusing horses in Brown and Manitowoc counties.

Those two years will be supervised to ensure he does not repeat the offense.

Rachwal received the maximum sentence for intentionally mistreating animals which is nine months in jail, but he has received credit for time served so he won't spend more time behind bars.

An owner of one of the horses abused by Rachwal told us what he thought of the sentencing.

"I'm glad that they did put in the supervision with probation to make sure it doesn't happen again," says Kyle Kapinos. "I think that's the biggest thing I wanted to speak for today, that it's not only the horses that gets affected but it's also the horse owners that get affected the most."

Rachwal was also charged for resisting an officer, but that count was dismissed.

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