Guilty verdict for man accused of painting swastikas on Olney synagogue

| February 24, 2011

The homeless man accused of painting swastikas on an Olney synagogue was found guilty by a Montgomery County jury today.

Ian Jacob Baron, 23, vandalized B'nai Shalom and two houses in Olney in July. It took the jury less than 30 minutes to find him guilty of two counts of malicious destruction of property of more than $500, two counts of malicious destruction of property of less than $500, one count of defacing religious property and one count of race/religious property damage, according to online court records.

He faces up to 6 ½ years in jail and restitution for the graffiti cleanup, said Assistant State's Attorney Sherri D. Koch. He is scheduled to be sentenced May 6, State's Attorney's Office spokesman Seth Zucker said.

 

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