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arterupestre: I would like to know why Australia is slow at prosecuting people when they vandalise our ancient petroglyphs?.

Juvenile sentenced for damage to Red Rock petroglyphs

‘A federal judge Wednesday sentenced a 17-year-old boy incarcerated for nine months to time served and $23,775 in restitution after he pleaded guilty in connection with damage to Native American petroglyphs and rock art panels at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in July 2010, the Nevada U.S. Attorney’s office said.

U.S. District Judge Kent Dawson also sentenced the juvenile to nine months of supervised release and ordered the youth to follow special conditions of supervision, including avoidance of any federal lands or national monuments for the next nine months.

The petroglyphs had been damaged with spray paint in what was considered gang grafitti by law enforcement authorities.

The rock art was restored by the Bureau of Land Management’