(a) No person, without privilege to do so, shall purposely deface, damage, pollute or otherwise physically mistreat any of the following:
(1) The flag of the United States or of this State;
(2) Any public monument;
(3) Any historical or commemorative marker, or any structure, Indian mound or earthwork, cemetery, thing or site of great historical or archeological interest;
(4) A work of art or museum piece;
(5) Any other object of reverence or sacred devotion.
(b) Whoever violates this section is guilty of desecration, a misdemeanor of the second degree.
(c) As used in this section, “cemetery” means any place of burial and includes burial sites that contain American Indian burial objects placed with or containing American Indian human remains. (ORC 2927.11)
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