525.115 Violating Graves.
(1) A person is guilty of violating graves when he intentionally:
(a) Mutilates the graves, monuments, fences, shrubbery, ornaments, grounds, or buildings in or enclosing any cemetery or place of
(b) Violates the grave of any person by destroying, removing, or damaging the headstone or footstone, or the tomb over the enclosure
protecting any grave; or
(c) Digs into or plows over or removes any ornament, shrubbery, or flower placed upon any grave or lot.
(2) The provisions of subsection (1) of this section shall not apply to ordinary maintenance and care of a cemetery nor the removal and
relocation of graves pursuant to procedures authorized by and in accordance with applicable statutes.
(3) Violating graves is a Class D felony.
(4) The court shall order the defendant to restore the cemetery to its pre-damage condition.
Effective: July 15, 2002
History: Amended 2002 Ky. Acts ch. 276, sec. 7, effective July 15, 2002. -- Amended 2--- Ky. Acts ch. 123, sec. 1, effective July 14, 2000. -- Created 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 420, sec. 2, effective July 14, 1992.