Teen Faces Jail For Picture Of Fake Oral Sex With Jesus
A Pennsylvania teen may end up in jail for allegedly taking a picture of himself simulating oral sex with a Jesus statue, according to Kron 4.
After posting the pictures on Facebook, the young man has been charged for desecration of a venerated object and may face up to two years behind bars.
Pennsylvania law defines desecration as “Defacing, damaging, polluting or otherwise, physically mistreating in a way that the actor knows will outrage the sensibilities of persons likely to observe or discover the action.”
The photo was taken in front of Love in the Name of Christ, a Christian organization in Everett, Pennsylvania, and posted on Facebook back in July.
The teen’s original Facebook post had 124 Facebook comments, ranging from “Amazing” and “this is heaven” to “this is repulsive, even if you don’t believe you could at least have respect for those who do and those who ARE going to Heaven…you discusting [sic], disturbed, disrespectful little punk ass bitch.”
Patheos.com notes that in Pennsylvania, a vandalism charge usually carries a maximum penalty of only one year in jail.
However, the teen, whose name has not been released, is facing two years in prison.
JT Eberhard writes:
‘’So let’s say an adult (subject to harsher penalties than minors) elected to spray paint “Jesus loves dicks” on the side of this boy’s school. That guy, at most (and the “at most” comes in to play for people with previous criminal records, which this boy doesn’t have), would serve a year in jail – and that’s assuming the cost of having the wall re-painted exceeds $150, otherwise the penalty would be less. But a 14 year-old does something stupid that causes literally zero property damage and he could face two years in juvenile jail because it’s a “venerated object”? That’s insane. That’s really ludicrous.’’