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Police Find Baby Jesus Statue After It's Spotted On Facebook

Police say the baby Jesus from this Nativity scene in Fredericksburg, Va. will be returned later today.
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Police say the baby Jesus from this Nativity scene in Fredericksburg, Va. will be returned later today.

Authorities have located a figure of baby Jesus that was stolen from a Nativity scene in a Fredericksburg, Va. shopping center, NBC Washington reports. Police were able to track down the statue after someone saw a photo of it on Facebook. 

A citizen saw the picture of the statue on Facebook and brought this information to police, NBC reports. The statue was stolen earlier in the week by a 25-year-old Spotsylvania woman that has not been identified by police at this time. 

Charges are pending against the suspect. A Fredricksburg police spokeswoman tells NBC that the baby Jesus figure had been filled with 80 pounds of concrete to deter theft, so it's possible the woman had help in moving the statue. 

The infant Jesus is expected to be returned to the manger scene this afternoon. 

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