Man sentenced to 120 days in jail for stealing LDS artifacts

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PROVO, Utah (ABC4 News)- The man convicted of stealing 19th century Latter-day Saints artifacts has been sentenced.

On Wednesday a judge ordered Kevin Mark Ronald Schuwer, 29 to serve 120 days in the Utah County Jail.

Schuwer already has credit for serving 90 of those days.

The judge also fined him $900 and gave him orders for a mental health evaluation. From there he will go on probation for 36 months.

The judge said if Schuwer violates his parole he will face up to 5 years in prison.

Schuwer was convicted of stealing eight rare books from BYU’s Special Collections in the Harold B. Lee Library in early September. He is also accused of swiping a rare photograph of Joseph Smith’s bodyguard Porter Rockwell from BYU’s library. 

The former BYU student is also accused in other cases involving rare Latter-day Saints artifacts. 

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