Man charged with hate crime in Victoria mosque fire

Mark Perez, 25, has been charged with a hate crime in a fire that destroyed a mosque in Victoria earlier this year.

VICTORIA, Texas - A man has been charged with a hate crime in a fire that destroyed a mosque in Victoria earlier this year.

Related: Investigators: Fire at Victoria mosque was arson

Marq Perez, 25, is accused of setting the fire that burned the mosque to the ground back in January. Investigators say he burglarized the mosque on Jan. 22 and again on Jan. 28.

Perez could face up to 40 years in prison and up to $750,000 in fines.

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