LOVELAND, Colo. (CBS4) – She pleaded guilty to destroying a controversial piece of artwork in Loveland. Now a judge could soon decide Monday how much restitution she’ll pay.

Last November Kathleen Folden pleaded guilty to misdemeanor criminal mischief. A month earlier she used a crowbar to destroy a lithograph in a Loveland museum. The picture appeared to show Jesus in a sex act.

Folden is from Kalispell, Mont. She told authorities she thought the piece was obscene and admitted to driving from Montana to destroy the artwork.

Folden was sentenced to probation and public service and ordered to receive mental health treatment.

Prosecutors have asked the judge to set restitution at $6,700.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story stated Folden would appear in court on Monday, which is not the case.

Comments (5)
  1. Mik says:

    She deserves a year — and pay restitution. You can’t do that regardless how you feel. Its somebody elses property.

  2. gnburk2k says:

    tough art critic

  3. jb80538 says:

    Is $6700 enough to cover the cost of replacing the artwork destroyed as well as repairs to the gallery? Hope they don’t underestimate it! This woman neeeds to pay i nFULL! and spend some time behind bars. I also hope this is a felony charge for her.

  4. DenverVet says:

    This woman is an American Hero in my book. The art was just “wrong an vulgar”. Oh, and the art was bad, not worthy of being in any museum, it was just cut-outs from books that were pasted!

  5. Go Og says:

    I am going to see where I can send a donation to help her.

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