UPDATE: Two arrested in GA church vandalism

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Nathaniel E. Rabideau, 19, and Tyler A. Casey, 19, are charged with burglary, criminal damage to property and vandalism to a place of worship.

A Georgia teen charged with vandalism of a church apologized to the pastor in person before turning himself in to police, according to a report from WSB Television. Nathaniel Rabideau, 19, is one of two charged in the vandalism of the Seed Planters Church in McDonough, Georgia.

Rabideau and his accused accomplice, Tyler Casey, 19, of Monroe, of Monroe, Ga, are set to appear in court on Monday on charges of burglary, criminal damage to property and vandalism to a place of worship.

According to 11alive television, the damage was done on March 19 and included Satanic messages spray-painted on the church building walls, a kicked-in door and broken windows.

Pastor Daunta Long told Fox4atlanta that the congregation has been making repairs and plans an Easter Sunday service in the building.  The TV station’s article includes photos of the damage.

The church plans to install a state-of-the-art security system to deter future damage to the building, according to WMAZ.

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