Monday, May 15, 2006

Students offered community service deal on anti-abortion display

NEWPORT, Ky. - Six Northern Kentucky University students could see charges of dismantling an anti-abortion display dismissed if they complete community service under a deal offered by prosecutors. But, prosecutors didn't offer that deal to Sally Jacobsen, the Northern Kentucky literature professor involved in the April 12 incident. Jacobsen is charged with criminal solicitation. Police said she encouraged students in one of her classes to destroy the display, which consisted of rows of about 400 white crosses. Jacobsen and the six students also were charged with criminal mischief and theft by unlawful taking. The student group Northern Right to Life put up the display, saying it represented aborted fetuses. Jacobsen did not appear in Campbell County District Court on Thursday.

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