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NY Girl, 12, Charged After Allegedly Spray-Painting Swastikas on Church and Other Buildings

Authorities found a swastika on a church and the phrase "white power" was spray-painted on a garage door

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    NY Girl, 12, Charged After Allegedly Spray-Painting Swastikas on Church and Other Buildings
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    What to Know

    • A 12-year-old girl has been charged with spray-painting swastikas on the sides of a church and other buildings in NY's Finger Lakes region

    • Last week, authorities found a swastika on Mt. Calvary Church in Geneva, about an hour's drive southeast of Rochester

    • Other swastikas were found in Geneva recently on a garage door and on an armory. The phrase "white power" was spray-painted on a garage door

    A 12-year-old girl has been charged with spray-painting swastikas on the sides of a church and other buildings in New York's Finger Lakes region.

    Police in Ontario County say the Geneva resident was charged Thursday with criminal mischief as a juvenile delinquent and will face the charges in family court.

    Last week, authorities found a swastika on Mt. Calvary Church in Geneva, about an hour's drive southeast of Rochester.

    Other swastikas were found in Geneva recently on a garage door and on an armory. The phrase "white power" was spray-painted on a garage door.

    Police say the 12-year-old is the only person involved in the incidents.

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