Paw Paw 的约书亚·布雷顿, 密西根州, was charged with one count of arson of an organization receiving federal funding. 如果被定罪, Brereton faces up to 20 入狱多年, according to the Justice Department. The charge also carries a five-year mandatory minimum sentence.
根据法院文件, law enforcement responded to a reported fire at a Kalamazoo Planned Parenthood in late July. After the fire was extinguished, the local fire marshal noticed that fires were ignited from two separate sources — in the bushes outside the building, and from a “fire starter log that looked like it had been thrown onto the roof.”
Through the Planned Parenthood surveillance footage, investigators determined that the person who started the fire used a Duraflame log to start the fire on the roof, 法庭文件说.
They then searched store records and learned that Brereton had bought a Duraflame log at a local Walmart less than two hours before the fire. Brereton’s appearance in the store’s security camera footage matched that of the Planned Parenthood, 法庭文件说.
Investigators say they also located Brereton’s YouTube channel, where he posted videos railing against the government, taxes and abortion.
“Like right now, we have a genocide happening,” Brereton says in one video, 根据法院文件. “Genocide! Of babies! And people think this is always a hot topic. You literally have neighbors who think it’s OK to kill a baby.” He went on to encourage watchers to “change society from the inside out” and told them that “nobody else is going to do it.”
Brereton has not yet entered a formal plea, according to the court docket. A lawyer for Brereton is not yet listed.