MIAMI

Porn actress charged with 8 counts of animal cruelty

A Miami woman took fetish pornography to a disturbing extreme, police say – decapitating live chickens and killing rabbits while engaging in sex acts during the filming of an animal torture video.

Sara Zamora, 28, was arrested Friday on eight felony counts of animal cruelty for her feature role in a video called “SOS Barn” that a Miami-Dade police arrest report described in gory detail.

The video clips – filmed for a twisted animal torture genre called “crush” – depicted her and other porn actresses “torturing and killing a wide variety of animals, including chickens, rabbits and more for the sexual gratification of its viewers,” police said.

The barnyard snuff video was filmed at the South Miami-Dade home of Adam Redford, according to the police report, who is listed as a co-defendant. He is already on probation for a similar animal cruelty case in Lee County last year but had not been charged in the Miami-Dade case as of Friday night.

Detectives from Miami-Dade’s agricultural unit learned of the video clips from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a prominent animal rights group.

NEW YORK

Bakery famous for Cronuts closed over rodent problem

Health officials say they’ve closed a New York City bakery famous for serving up delicious croissant-doughnut hybrid treats called Cronuts because of a “severe mouse infestation.”

A Department of Health spokeswoman said the Dominique Ansel Bakery in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood was shut down Friday. She said the rodent problem requires professional pest control but the bakery can reopen after inspectors determine the problem is fixed.

A spokeswoman for French chef Dominique Ansel’s establishment told WNBC-TV she hopes to reopen Monday after another examination. The TV station said a customer posted online a video of a mouse in the store.

SYRACUSE, N.Y.

Rape victim files lawsuit against U.S. government

A New York girl raped by a man released from jail while awaiting a child pornography trial is suing the federal government for $110 million.

A lawyer representing David Renz’s victim says in court papers the U.S. Probation Office failed to follow its own policies for monitoring a criminal defendant released with an electronic ankle bracelet in the months before the March 2013 attack. The lawsuit says that allowed Renz to rape the 10-year-old suburban Syracuse girl and kill her mother.

The lawsuit was filed Friday in the name of Sheila Ben, the girl’s court-appointed guardian.

Renz pleaded guilty to murder and rape and awaits sentencing. He was sentenced last month to 30 years in prison on the child pornography charges.