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Graffiti Artist Banned From Parks Across Country Gets Probation

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By    |   Thursday, 23 Jun 2016 05:27 AM

A graffiti artist has been banned from national parks around the country after she pleaded guilty to seven misdemeanors of damaging government property after defacing rocks at various parks in 2014.

The Poughkeepsie Journal reported this week that Casey Nocket, 23, who lived in Highland, New York, but is now living in San Diego, was sentenced to two years of probation and 200 hours of community service, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Fresno, California.

On June 13, Nocket admitted to defacing rocks at seven national parks in Oregon, California, Utah, and Colorado over a 26-day period in 2014. But when she shared images of her graffiti on social media, it sparked outrage among national park enthusiasts and hikers, leading to a two-year investigation.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Sheila K. Oberto also ordered Nocket to stay out of property administered by the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Army Corps of Engineers during her probation, according to a U.S. Attorney's Office statement.

Nocket will find out how much she will be required to pay in restitution at another hearing, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

"The defendant's defacement of multiple rock formations showed a lack of respect for the law and our shared national treasures," acting U.S. attorney Phillip A. Talbert said in a statement. "The National Park Service has worked hard to restore the rock formations to their natural state, completing clean-up efforts in five of the seven parks. They expect to complete cleanup efforts at Death Valley in the near future and at Crater Lake as weather permits."

People who saw Nocket's photos on her Tumblr and Instagram accounts were the ones who turned her into federal authorities and the news media.

"This case illustrates the important role that the public can play in identifying and sharing evidence of illegal behavior in parks," Charles Cuvelier, chief of law enforcement for the National Park Service, said in a statement.

"It is clear that the public cares deeply for the special places that the National Park Service represents, and the resolution of this case sends a message to those who would consider such inappropriate behavior going forward," Cuvelier added.

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