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2 face charges after posting Jesus on Facebook

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YORK, Pa. (WHTM) -

Police said they recovered a "Baby Jesus" that had been stolen from a Nativity scene after one of the people responsible for the theft posted the figurine on their Facebook account.

Police in West Manchester Township, York County said the figurine, valued at $400, was stolen Christmas night from a home in the 2400 block of Wedgewood Way.

The rightful owner on Tuesday alerted officers that he had found the Baby Jesus posted on someone's Facebook page, and that person admitted to the theft during an interview at the police station, authorities said.

The unidentified adult also told police they could find the figurine at the home of a second suspect who is a juvenile. An officer went to the home in the 1900 block of Filbert Street and recovered the Baby Jesus from the youth's father, police said.

The suspects face charges of theft and receiving stolen property. Police did not release their names, citing further investigation into other incidents.

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