No charges filed against Tehachapi School District maintenance worker accused of animal abuse

TEHACHAPI, Calif. - The Kern County District Attorney's Office announced Thursday that animal cruelty charges will not be filed against Robert Hutton, a Tehachapi Unified School District maintenance worker.

Hutton was accused of carrying out animal abuse by using the so-called 'box of horrors' to trap unwanted and nuisance animals around Tehachapi High School.

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The District Attorney's Office said that Kern County Animal Control did a thorough investigation, but no evidence of cat remains was found.

Due to the lack of evidence, criminal charges will not be filed.

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