UNITY (AP) – Two teenage girls accused of vandalism at a cemetery in Unity and the desecration of a nearby church have been placed in a juvenile detention center.

Maine State Trooper Thomas Welch says the girls appeared in court late last week before being placed in the Juvenile Detention Center at Charleston.

Police say the girls upended or broke 42 gravestones at Quaker Hill Cemetery and splattered paint, broke windows and wrote obscenities at the Quaker Hill Christian Church.

Authorities became aware of the vandalism last Tuesday when state police received a report of a stolen car. Welch said the girls were apprehended with the car and confessed to the vandalism. Welch says the girls thought what they did was “funny.”

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