Teen sentenced in Nevada rock art vandal case

11 Aug 2011 7:45 PM | Anonymous

Teen sentenced in Nevada rock art vandal case

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A 17-year-old Las Vegas boy was sentenced to nine months of supervised release and ordered to pay a nearly $24,000 fine for spray-painting graffiti over prehistoric etchings at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in Nevada.

Federal prosecutors said Thursday that the youth must report to a probation officer during his sentence. The teenager was not identified.

He was charged with unlawful defacement of archaeological resources and willfully injuring federal property for defacing the etchings at the scenic federal preserve about 17 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip in November.


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