Tieesha Cogdell on trial, accused of wrapping rubber band around dog's snout

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Sox the dog, seen here in December 2011 with injuries caused by a rubber band wrapped around his snout (photo courtesy SPCA Tampa Bay)

Clearwater, Florida -- A jury is seated in the trial for the woman accused of wrapping a rubber band around a dog's snout.

Tieesha Cogdell of Largo faces animal cruelty charges. The dog, named Sox, was rescued in December of 2011 after investigators say he was left alone in the bathroom for weeks.

Photo Gallery: Pictures of Sox's injuries from 2011

Sox was nursed back to health and adopted.

Opening statements will begin after lunch.

10 News has a crew in the courtroom and will have a full report today on 10 News at 5.

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