.- A Catholic church in Delaware was vandalized Dec. 6, for the third time in recent weeks. This time, a bronze statue of Jesus was decapitated. The representations of two children, also part of the statue, were also vandalized.
Detective Scott O'Bier told Action News that he doubts St. Edmund Church was the direct target of the crime. If it were, that would make the desecration of the statue a hate crime. Instead, O'Bier thinks partying teenagers are responsible.
The pastor, Fr. Ray Forester, told Action News that he plans to leave the decapitated statue in plain view until the church finds the money to replace or restore it.