Man Gets 14 Months for Mosque Vandalism
FORT WORTH, Texas – A 34-year-old man has been sentenced to 14 months in federal prison after confessing to vandalizing a suburban Dallas-Fort Worth mosque last year.
Henry Clay Glaspell of Arlington pleaded guilty in February to a hate-crime count of destroying religious property. U.S. District Judge Terry Means of Fort Worth sentenced him Monday for setting fire to playground equipment at the Dar El-Eman Islamic Center in south Arlington in July 2010.
Tarrant County Muslim community spokesman Jamal Qaddura has said a surveillance video showed Glaspell spray-painting obscene graffiti and setting fire to the wooden playground equipment last July.
He could have been sentenced to up to 20 years in federal prison. Means ordered Glaspell to report to begin serving his sentence Nov. 21.
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