SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) – Authorities say a priest found two people having sex beneath a statue of the Virgin Mary at a Roman Catholic church in New Jersey.READ MORE: Bucks County Group Pushes For Mask Requirement As Country Sees Rise In COVID Cases
Seaside Heights police say 43-year-old Anthony Getchius, of Newark, and 48-year-old Noelle Smart, of Jersey City, are facing lewdness charges.READ MORE: Family Of Missing Bucks County Woman Casey Johnston Hires Private Investigator
Authorities say the pair was found around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in “a sacred area” on the grounds of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. They were in a secluded garden located between the rectory and the church, which is next door to police headquarters.
It wasn’t known Wednesday if either Getchius or Smart retained attorneys. Telephone numbers for the pair could not be located.MORE NEWS: 'It's Never Going To End': Loved Ones Of David Padro Jr. Voice Gun Violence Frustrations At 22-Year-Old's Vigil
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