Teen who went on racist graffiti spree expected to be sentenced today
A teen who pleaded guilty in a racist spray-painting spree is expected to find out his sentence today.
Crown prosecutors want the teen — who cannot be named because he was a few weeks shy of his 18th birthday at the time of the offences — to spend another year in custody without credit for the 281 days he has already served in detention.
His defence, meanwhile, contends he should be released on probation.
Between Nov. 13 and Nov. 19, 2016, the teen vandalized two synagogues, a Jewish prayer house, a mosque and a church with racist slurs and white supremacist symbols including swastikas.
- Racist graffiti spray-painted on Parkdale United Church, Ottawa Muslim Association
- Anti-Semitic graffiti spray-painted on Machzikei Hadas synagogue
- Ottawa woman wakes to find anti-Semitic graffiti spray-painted on her home
He pleaded guilty in February to inciting hatred, mischief against religious buildings, threatening conduct, weapon possession and breaching conditions imposed after a previous conviction.
Earlier this month, Ontario Court Justice Peter Griffiths denied a request to have the 18-year-old sentenced as an adult.
The maximum sentence the teen could receive is three years in the youth justice system.