A priest at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Seaside Heights, New Jersey caught two people having sex in a garden between the church and the rectory on Tuesday (May 22) afternoon. He called the police who arrived in time to catch the couple in the act in a "sacred area" on the church grounds. Responding officers found them naked underneath a statue of the Virgin Mary in the secluded garden.
Police said that 43-year-old Anthony Michael Getchius and 48-year-old Noelle Marie Smart were taken into custody and charged with one count of lewdness. Getchius was also charged with creating a dangerous condition and obstructing the law.
The two lovebirds indicated they were single in court documents. They are being held in prison while they await their bond hearing.
Photo: Ocean County Jail