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Re: Cemetery Desecration
Posted by: Paul Kankula (ID *****3110) Date: September 28, 2009 at 14:54:27
In Reply to: Urgent !!!!Oates Family Cemetery,Easley,South Carolina by Jimmy Hunt of 1161

If a cemetery is in the process of being desecrated, contact the county sheriff immediately. State laws make it a felony to destroy or desecrate burial grounds and establish a legal framework for moving abandoned cemeteries when necessary. The responsibility for enforcing state cemetery laws belongs to the county sheriff or local police department. After contacting the county sheriff, notify other interested groups, such as local historical organizations and the local newspaper. Prosecute offenders who are caught and publicize the arrests. Suits can also be filed in civil court to seek compensation for damages. Make sure that you contact our State Archaeologist Jonathan M. Leader, Ph.D., SC State Archaeologist, SCIAA, 1321 Pendleton Street, Columbia, SC 29208, 803.777.8170, Cell:
803.331.8817, Fax: 803.254.1338,

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