Pictures of Simulated Sex Act with Jesus Statue Result in Desecration Charge

Pictures of Simulated Sex Act with Jesus Statue Result in Desecration Charge

EVERETT, Pa., Sept. 11 (UPI) — A Pennsylvania teen who posted pictures of himself with a Jesus statue was charged with desecration of a venerated object.

The 14-year-old was charged Tuesday under a rarely-enforced 1972 law making it a misdemeanor to defile a “venerated object” after pictures posted online depicted himapparently mimicking a sex act with a Jesus statue near his home in Everett.

The pictures were posted in July, but the misdemeanor charges were not filed until this week.

The boy’s pictures were reportedly met with threats of violence online.


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