Idaho defacers of pictographs go to prison

I have noted many times how federal judges have been extremely reluctant to send antiquity thieves and persons who deface ancient Indian pictographs and petroglyphs to prison.

Thus, to be fair I need to blog that U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge sentenced two Idaho men to prison for defacing ancient Native American pictographs near Hell's Gate State Park.  One man received a three year sentence, and the other received a four month sentence. A third person was to be sentenced in June. The Oregonian, March, 3, 2012, at B2.

They spray painted over drawings of animals and geometric shapes that are 2,500 years.

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One Response to Idaho defacers of pictographs go to prison

  1. Valerie says:

    The three men were also fined $100,000 to cover the costs of restoration. The petroglyphs are beautiful and full of strength still, despite the vandals.

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