Del. teen charged with hate crime

March 11, 2009 7:17:41 AM PDT
Delaware State Police say a Dover teen has been charged with spray painting a racial slur on a swing set at the home of an interracial couple. In January, a Dover man reported that someone spray painted a racial slur on the swing set in his yard on West Huntington Circle.

Police say a detective linked a 16-year-old who lives in the area to the crime. The teen was arrested Tuesday and charged with a hate crime, criminal mischief and criminal second-degree trespassing.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are expected.

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