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Elizabeth Bossert gets probation for Bangor Nativity vandalism

By 69 News & Associated Press, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Nov 06 2012 11:10:31 AM CST
EASTON, Pa. -

A teen says she felt coerced by friends when she vandalized a Nativity scene outside a Northampton County church earlier this year.

Nineteen-year-old Elizabeth Bossert pleaded guilty to criminal mischief Monday and was sentenced to probation for the Jan. 3 disfiguring of a baby Jesus statue.

The porcelain figure was found hanging from a tree near Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bangor with satanic references scrawled on it in red marker.

Bossert's attorney says his client has accepted responsibility for her actions.

Bossert was also ordered to pay for the damage.