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Convicted horse molester arrested in Wisconsin, charges filed in two counties

STATE of WISCONSIN vs. STERLING RACHWAL

Manitowoc County No. 2017-CM000178 Charge Intentionally mistreat animals Disorderly conduct   Received jail time served (263 days)   Sterling Rachwal: Convicted Horse Abuser Arrested...
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Sterling Rachwal convicted animal abuser arrested

Sterling Rachwal: Convicted Horse Abuser Arrested in Wisconsin

Wisconsin officials arrested Sterling Rachwal, an animal sex abuser, on 5 counts including mistreatment of animals causing death. The Green Bay man's history of sneaking into horse barns for his alleged sexual gratificat...
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Prosecutors allege the veterinarian picked up girls at the airport, drove them to a hotel, and picked up money after their transactions with customers.

Wisconsin Veterinarian Sentenced to Prison for Sex Trafficking

Modern Day Slavery A Wisconsin equine veterinarian was sentenced to more than 48 months in prison for sex trafficking Chinese women. Brian Lee Kersten, of Pleasant Valley, is Minnesota's first labor trafficking convic...
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EHV-1 Case Confirmed

Wisconsin Horse Euthanized Due to EHV-1

Wisconsin officials confirm a West Bend horse that tested positive for the equine herpes virus (EHV-1) was euthanized. The 50-horse stable, where the equine resided, is under quarantine. The Wisconsin Department of ...
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Saving Nova: The Therapy Horse Helping Kids

Saving Nova: The Therapy Horse Helping Kids

Nova is one of seven hors­es that live with a family of adopted and foster kids. Ranging in ages from 7 to 16, they have all left behind difficult circumstances for better lives, but mental scars still linger. Nova gives ...
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Fatal Fire Investigated as Horse Owners Convicted of Animal Cruelty

Fatal Fire Investigated as Horse Owners Convicted of Animal Cruelty

The bodies of two people and a dog were found Thursday in a house on a Wisconsin farm owned by David and Paula White. The Pleasant Prairie couple was absent from court as a jury convicted them of 13 counts of animal cru...
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Wisconsin Ranch Owner Guilty of 34 Counts of Animal Abuse

Wisconsin Ranch Owner Guilty of 34 Counts of Animal Abuse

The investigation into Otter Creek Ranch began in September 2013 when officials received a tip regarding undernourished horses on the property owned by Michael Feist and his chiropractor wife, Dr. Brenda Weierke....
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Wisconsin Horses Test Positive for EHV-1

Wisconsin Horses Test Positive for EHV-1, 1 Dead

A Wisconsin horse has been euthanized after testing positive for equine herpevirus (EHV-1), according to the state veterinarian....
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STATE OF IOWA vs. JEFFREY MARVIN SOMERS

STATE OF IOWA vs. JEFFREY MARVIN SOMERS

Somers Quarter Horses owner, Jeff Somers, is a registered sex offender. He was convicted of lascivious acts with a minor and indecent contact with a child. His victims were three girls enrolled in a horse camp at his sta...
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Two States Confirm EHV-1 after Nebraska Barrel Race

Two States Confirm EHV-1 after Nebraska Barrel Race

Two Midwest states are each reporting a new case of equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) after the horses traveled to a recent barrel racing event. Get the complete information at Rate My Horse PRO....
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Second Case of EVH-1 Confirmed in Wisconsin Horse

Second Case of EVH-1 Confirmed in Wisconsin Horse

Wisconsin officials confirm a second horse has tested positive for the non-neuropathogenic strain of the equine herpesvirus (EHV-1.)...
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EHV-1 Diagnostic Tests Pending on Wisconsin Horses

EHV-1 Diagnostic Tests Pending on Wisconsin Horses

Equine practitioners in parts of eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin report a total of seven horses have shown acute neurologic signs....
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Otter Creek Ranch Owner Charged in Horses' Deaths

Otter Creek Ranch Owner Charged in Horses' Deaths

In September, authorities received a tip from a veterinarian regarding undernourished horses on property owned by Michael Feist and his chiropractor wife, Dr. Brenda Weierke. The farm offers boarding, training, lessons, ...
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Authorities Investigate Death of Horses at WI Stable

Authorities Investigate Death of Horses at WI Stable

Deputies are investigating allegations of animal neglect after four horses were discovered dead at a Wisconsin stable....
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Equine Law Matter - Closed - Get Information, Read Court Documents

GRACE SHAW-KENNEDY AND KASSANDRA LADD, V. AMY S. HUNTER.

After her apparent confusion regarding the terms of a lease deal, a Wisconsin horse trainer is on the losing end of a lawsuit involving the show jumping stallion, Cradilo. ...
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WI Appeals Court Affirms Decision Regarding Jumper Stallion

WI Appeals Court Affirms Decision Regarding Jumper Stallion, Cradilo

After her apparent confusion regarding the terms of a lease deal, Wisconsin horse trainer Amy Hunter, is on the losing end of a lawsuit involving the show jumping stallion, Cradilo....
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STATE OF WISCONSIN vs MICHAEL T GRANT

Judge Sentences Horse Trainer, Sex Offender

Four months after horse trainer Michael Grant was found guilty of repeated sexual assault of a child he was sentenced. Judge John Race said Grant groomed his victims and sexually exploited them....
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