woman has been banned from all of the US National Parks for defacing protected rocks with graffiti including her social media handle.
Casey Nocket, known as Creepytings on social media, posted the evidence on her Instagram and Tumblr pages.
She has been banned from going to those public places during her two years of probation.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Sheila K. Oberto also sentenced the 23-year-old to 200 hours of community work.
She will also be required to pay a fine – which will be decided in a hearing at a later date.
“The defendant’s defacement of multiple rock formations showed a lack of respect for the law and our shared national treasures,” said acting U.S. Atty. Phillip A. Talbert.
“The National Park Service has worked hard to restore the rock formations to their natural state, completing clean-up efforts in five of the seven national parks.”
“They expect to complete clean-up efforts at Death Valley and at Crater Lake national parks as weather permits.”
Ms Nocket painted faces in acrylic paint on rocks with panoramic views in various national parks in a 26-day period in 2014, according to authorities.
She signed her graffiti with her social media name – and on these social media accounts were photographs of her completing the acts.
Some of the vandalism has been difficult to remove, because sandblasting and chemical stripping techniques which are used to remove paint can cause irreplaceable damage to rocks and other natural features.
Her Instagram and Tumblr accounts have since been deleted, following public outcry, but not before other people and media outlets got hold of the pictures.
Now, ‘fake’ accounts purporting to be her have sprung up, posting the pictures of her crimes.
In an original post, she wrote: “It’s art, not vandalism. I am an artist.”
Ms Nocket has been charged with seven counts of injury or depredation against government property in six national parks in Oregon, California, Utah and Colorado. She pleaded guilty to all seven counts.