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Pekin Police arrest woman who appeared on "Hoarders"

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Detectives have arrested a 75-year-old Pekin woman who recently appeared on an episode of the TV show, “Hoarders.”

The Pekin Police Department said in a news release Cora Belk, or “Peggy,” was arrested on charges of cruel treatment of animals.

  The department says viewers of the show reported that dead animals in cages were found in Belk’s home.

“The issue of Hoarding is not a Police issue, however if that causes danger, abuse, or death to an animal or other person, we will get involved,” Public information Officer Mike Eeten said.

Belkin appeared on “Hoarders" on January 31st. Police say they were notified the next day.