Teen Ordered To Work Camp For LDS Church Arson
PROVO, Utah (AP) — One of two teens accused of burglarizing and then setting fire to an LDS church in Santaquin is being ordered to at least 90 days in a juvenile work camp.
The sentence comes after the 16-year-old boy pleaded guilty to felony arson and felony burglary late last week.
Authorities say the teens broke into a 1940s-era church building in December, ate some food set out for an upcoming bake sale, then lit paper on fire.
The blaze caused an estimated $2 million in damages.
A 17-year-old boy also accused in the case is set for a hearing next month.
Prosecutor Nicole Ferguson tells The Daily Herald the 16-year-old will also be ordered to pay restitution to the church, although the exact amount hasn’t yet been determined.
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