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Teen allegedly recorded abuse of Weimaraner, posted videos online

A 2-year-old Weimaraner whose alleged abuse at the hands of its 17-year-old owner was posted to social media has been placed in a new home.

The teen, who hasn't been named because he is a minor, was charged Wednesday with four felony counts of animal cruelty after prosecutors say he made several videos of himself abusing the dog and then posted them on a social media site.

Prosecutors did not specify the type or nature of alleged abuse.

The dog, renamed Charlie, has since been removed from the teen's family and placed in an adoptive home, according ot Los Angeles County district attorney's office.

The teen is scheduled to be arraigned Feb. 27 in Eastlake Juvenile Court. He faces up to three years of juvenile detention.

The case was jointly investigated by the county Department of Animal Care and Control.

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