A dishonorably discharged military officer, masked behind the online moniker ‘Bones,’ viewed, encouraged, and conspired to create animal crush videos as part of a dedicated web-based group of co-conspirators
As longtime readers surely know, we don’t cotton to animal abusers or promoters of animal abuse at MikeSouth.com.
Be it freaks like Andi Rye aka Zoe Sparx talking about how it’s ok to have sex with a dog as long as the dog makes the first move, abuser Rod Jackson and his dog video, or Randall Rush’s animal cruelty arrest, everyone here can agree that harming or taking advantage of a beautiful creature in such an inhumane way is a line one should never ever cross.
When this incredibly disturbing story popped up in the news Thursday, we were all revolted:
An Oregon man man has been arrested by the feds in Nevada for running an online animal abuse group displaying “animal crush videos.”
On June 14, 2023, a federal indictment was unsealed charging a Prineville, Oregon man, David Christopher Noble, 48, with conspiring to engage in animal crushing and creating and distributing animal crush videos, creating animal crush videos, and illegally possessing a firearm as a dishonorably discharged person, federal prosecutors said.
Noble, a dismissed military officer, masked behind the online moniker ‘Bones,’ viewed, encouraged, and conspired to create animal crush videos as part of a dedicated web-based group of co-conspirators.
From January 2022 to February of this year, Noble allegedly “conspired with others to view, encourage, and fund animal crush videos as part of an online group using an encrypted chat application,” prosecutors said, citing Homeland Security Investigations agents’ work.
By February, Noble allegedly possessed about 50 “videos depicting animal crushing,” prosecutors said. At the time, Noble had moved from Oregon to Henderson, where he was taken into custody, officials said.
The animals in the videos were adult and juvenile monkeys, prosecutors said. Prosecutors described the videos as “depicting torture, sexually sadistic mutilation and murder.”
Noble is a former U.S. Air Force officer. In 2006, following a court martial, the Air Force dismissed him over fraud and an “unprofessional relationship,” documents said. He was also ordered to serve six months in military custody.
Noble made his first court appearance in federal court in Las Vegas on Wednesday. A judge ordered him to be held in federal custody until his trial.
Creating animal crush videos is punishable by up to seven years in federal prison and three years’ supervised release.
If convicted, David Noble faces up to seven years in prison for the animal abuse-related charges, and up to 15 years for the gun-related charges, prosecutors said . . . (neither sentence is enough in our view).
Prosecutors said the videographer was an individual living in Indonesia who faces charges there, documents said. They also said children were involved in the video production.
“The evidence does not reflect that the Indonesian videographer, or the children involved in producing these videos, were predisposed to creating this material,” prosecutors said. “Instead, they did so only on the urging and payment from U.S. citizens, including Mr. Noble.”
Noble will be back in federal court on June 28.