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Case continued against woman who admitted to providing inadequate care to horses

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Posted at 9:08 PM, Sep 24, 2012
and last updated 2012-09-24 21:08:40-04

The woman who admitted she denied adequate care to more than 50 horses and other animals on her Dinwiddie County property reached a deal with prosecutors on Monday.

Sara Johnson acknowledged that had her case gone to trial today, she would have been found guilty of ten of the 20 counts against her.

Instead, her case was continued until September of next year.

As part of the agreement, Johnson will pay 15, 000 dollars in restitution to help pay for the animals` care.

In June, Johnson was charged with 20 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty. One month earlier, Dinwiddie County Animal Control seized horses, donkeys and dogs from Johnson`s property.