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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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