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Man Pleads Guilty to Dousing 'Bewitched' Statue in Red Paint

This image provided by Daniel Fury shows the "Bewitched" statue partially covered with red paint on June 6, 2022, in Salem, Mass. A man has plead guilty Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, to vandalizing the tourist favorite statue in Salem and will be sentenced to 18 months of probation for dousing the bronze statue with red paint earlier in the summer. (Daniel Fury/Black Cat Tours via AP, File)
This image provided by Daniel Fury shows the "Bewitched" statue partially covered with red paint on June 6, 2022, in Salem, Mass. A man has plead guilty Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, to vandalizing the tourist favorite statue in Salem and will be sentenced to 18 months of probation for dousing the bronze statue with red paint earlier in the summer. (Daniel Fury/Black Cat Tours via AP, File)

Salem, Mass. (AP) -- A man will be sentenced to 18 months of probation after pleading guilty to vandalizing the “Bewitched” statue by dousing the Salem, Massachusetts tourist attraction with red paint over the summer.

The 32-year-old resident was originally sentenced to a year in jail, but a Salem district court judge suspended the sentence on conditions the man repay the cost of repairing the damage inflicted on the bronze statue, The Salem News reported Tuesday.