An Oregon man has been arrested and indicted for firebombing a mosque last year.
Cody Crawford, 24, was arrested Wednesday night in Monmouth, the Associated Press reported.
He has been charged with one count of damaging religious property and one count of arson for allegedly setting fire to the Salman Alfarisi Islamic Center in Corvallis, according to the indictment.
Freedom of religion is essential to who we are as Americans, U.S. attorney for Oregon Dwight C. Holton said in a department press release. We will not tolerate attacks based on faith.
The fire did not harm anyone, but the mosque's office was burned.
Crawford faces 10 to 30 years in prison if he is convicted on both counts, according to the office of the Oregon U.S. attorney.
U.S. Magistrate Tom Coffin granted federal prosecutors their request of keeping Crawford incarcerated. They consider Crawford a flight risk, as the mother of his 5-year-old son lives in Panama, The Register-Guard reported.
The firebombing allegedly occurred two days after Mohamed Osman Mohamud was arrested and accused of unsuccessfully plotting to bomb a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in Portland.