The Pennsylvania-based boy is said to have stood in front of a Jesus statue, mimicking a sex act. He then posted pictures of his actions on social media, Daily Mail reports.
The statue reportedly belongs to Love in the Name of Christ, a Christian service organization. However, the organization did not file charges against the boy. Instead, they asked people to pray for him.
Authorities charged the teen through a 1972 law which makes it a criminal offense to desecrate a venerated object.
According to reports, the boy’s identity has been concealed because he is a minor, and his court papers are sealed.
It is unclear why the boy desecrated the statue.