New York girl, 12, charged after swastikas, 'white power' found spray-painted on church, buildings
A 12-year-old girl was charged after swastikas were found painted on buildings in upstate New York, police said.
The child, a resident of Geneva — a city roughly 55 miles southwest of Syracuse — was linked to the graffiti after local police executed a search warrant at the girl's home on Thursday.
There, investigators said they connected the child to the swastikas "and evidence to support the filing of a hate crime," the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported. Authorities believe the girl was allegedly "the only one involved in and responsible for the crimes."
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Swastikas were reportedly found painted last week on the Mount Calvary Church of God and Christ, a parking garage door, and on the Rochester Main Street Armory. The words "white power" were spray-painted on a garage door, according to WNBC.
The 12-year-old was charged with criminal mischief as a juvenile delinquent.