MOSCOW, November 11 (RAPSI) – A court in Russia’s far eastern city of Khabarovsk ordered the detention of two 17-year old girls who were charged with animal abuse, the Investigative Committee reported on Friday.

The girls residing in Khabarovsk published images of animal cruelty on the Internet.

Investigators allege that they abused about 15 animals and birds.

15 biological material sample s and spoils of two animals were seized by law enforcement officers. A cat’s skull was found during searches at the apartments of one of the girls.

The girls have been charged with collusive cruelty to animals committed by a group of persons.

Complex psychological and psychiatrical examinations have been scheduled for them.

Investigators claim that the girls are involved in several other crimes including robbery, incitement of hatred and animosity and violation of religious feelings. Robbery charges have been already brought against them.

Their alleged 18-year old accomplice was arrested.