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US Justice Dept Seeks No Jail Time For Trans Vandal Who Attacked Church Worker

The Justice Department is pursuing no jail time for a transgender person who admitted to assaulting a church worker, vandalizing a Catholic church with profane graffiti, smashing its glass, and damaging a statute of the Virgin Mary in Washington state last June.

In the plea agreement for Maeve Nota, 31, the DOJ recommended zero jail time for the perpetrator, according to a Fox News Digital report.

As CBN News reported in June of 2022, Nota was arrested after destroying one entrance to a building, shattering a door in the parish hall, and spray-painting more than a dozen places on walls throughout the church’s campus with messages such as “liar,” “religion of hate,” and “go to your fake Hell.” Other messages were too profane to print here.

In addition, Nota attacked a church employee and hit a police car with a backpack crammed full of paint cans.

Nota was captured on video repeatedly throwing a rock at a glass door inside a pastoral office, before kicking and punching in the glass, KCPQ-TV reported at the time.

The outlet also reported a woman who was praying inside the building tried to talk to the trans man, before locking herself inside as the attacker continued to spray-paint the rock wall outside the building.

The suspect later surrendered to police, but not before assaulting a church worker and swinging his backpack full of paint cans, and hitting a police car with it.

Bellevue Police Captain Darryl McKinney told KCPQ at the time that the damage would fall under a hate crime statute.

Instead, a plea agreement was made between the Department of Justice, Nota, and his attorney. It shows that the DOJ will recommend no jail time and three years of probation during sentencing on June 2, Fox reported.

Prevail Inegbenose

Prevail Inegbenose is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Spark Media & Entertainment Ventures, the Publisher of Spark News Daily - Nigeria's most sought-after online newspaper in Government, Politics, Sport, Entertainment and Religion. Prevail Inegbenose studied Mass Communication from the prestigious Auchi Polytechnic Auchi and graduated in 2007. He is an experienced journalist with 16 years of active and practical journalism. Prevail Inegbenose is the Lead Pastor, House of God Int'l - Rest Tabernacle, Abuja - Nigeria. Tel: 08039564796.

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