(1) Knowingly obtaining or attempting to obtain unauthorized control of a dead body
or remains of any human being or the coffin, urn or other article containing a dead
body or remains of any human being; or
(2) recklessly, by means other than by fire or explosive:
(A) Damaging, defacing or destroying the flag, ensign or other symbol of the United
States or this state in which another has a property interest without the consent
of such other person;
(B) damaging, defacing or destroying any public monument or structure;
(C) damaging, defacing or destroying any tomb, monument, memorial, marker, grave,
vault, crypt gate, tree, shrub, plant or any other property in a cemetery; or
(D) damaging, defacing or destroying any place of worship.
(b) Criminal desecration as defined in:
(1) Subsections (a)(2)(B), (a)(2)(C) or (a)(2)(D) if the property is damaged to the
(A) $25,000 or more is a severity level 7, nonperson felony;
(B) at least $1,000 but less than $25,000 is a severity level 9, nonperson felony;
(C) less than $1,000 is a class A nonperson misdemeanor; and
(2) subsections (a)(1) or (a)(2)(A) is a class A nonperson misdemeanor.
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