What a way to force divine intervention to help him out.

Aurelio Vallerillo-Sanchez, 39, was convicted of first-degree sexual assault and felony theft after he stole a painting of the Virgin Mary to finance an abortion for a teen he was accused of raping.

Douglas County prosecutor Brenda Beadle said that Vallerillo-Sanchez fled to Mexico with the 300-year-old painting worth $100,000 and the pregnant teen in March 2007.

"The plan was that when they got to Mexico, she was to undergo an abortion," she said.

Vallerillo-Sanchez was arrested in February after DNA linked him to the September 2006 assault of the then 14-year-old minor. He has been linked to at least four other thefts in the Omaha area and faces up to 70 years in prison time.

Well, he should have known that no religion allows murder and rape and thus, will not help him carry out this misdeed.

Source: MSNBC