- Associated Press - Thursday, December 17, 2015

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Seven people convicted of watching a massive dogfight that drew spectators from around the country to a ring in northeast Ohio have been sentenced.

Cleveland.com reports (http://bit.ly/1OxH1mv ) two men were sentenced Wednesday to 90 days in jail and five others received probation, house arrest or both. All were ordered to pay fines to the Humane Society of Greater Akron.

Assistant Summit County Prosecutor Kevin Mayer says spectators fuel the dogfighting industry and a message “needs to be sent to the community.”

Ten of the 47 people arrested in the November 2014 raid on the fight in Akron were charged in federal court. All 10 of those defendants pleaded guilty.

Humane Society officers said they rescued eight dogs after the raid. One was eventually euthanized.

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Information from: cleveland.com, http://www.cleveland.com

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