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.
Investigators in New York linked a 12-year-old girl to hateful
graffiti that was painted in her community, according to
reports. (Geneva Police Department)
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