Low Bail Set For New Bedford ‘House of Horrors’ Couple
The two individuals arrested on animal cruelty charges in New Bedford this week have been arraigned.
The Bristol County District Attorney's Office asked the judge to set bail at $5,000 each for 23-year-old Sabrina Harding and 24-year-old Jake Brousseau. The judge set Harding's bail at $500. She was ordered to have no contact with animals, and to check in with a probation officer once a week. Brousseau's bail was set at $1,000, and was also ordered to not come into contact with animals.
Harding and Brousseau will appear in court for pre-trial hearings July 13 and 14, respectively.
The couple was arrested Wednesday after police discovered 46 animals in their South Second Street apartment, half of them dead. A property in Tiverton housing additional animals is also being investigated in relation to the case.