Nathan Strawn, 22, a student at King's College, released an open letter apologizing for drunkenly urinating on the Wilkes-Barre Public Square nativity scene at about 1:54 a.m. Sunday, The Citizens' Voice, Wilkes-Barre, reported Wednesday.
Strawn was spotted by a police officer and charged with indecent exposure, desecration of venerated objects, open lewdness, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct.
"As a self-proclaimed Christian, I have unsuitably represented them by doing this humiliating action. I apologize to everyone for what I have done," he wrote in the letter.
Strawn said he plans to plead guilty to the charges at a Jan. 20 preliminary hearing.
King's College officials said the student, who has eight credits to go for a journalism degree, could face punishments ranging from a warning to expulsion at the conclusion of the court case and a school investigation.
The student said he plans to quit drinking regardless of the outcome of the case.