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Iowa man who burned LGBTQ flag sentenced to time served

Criminal mischief charge dropped in exchange for plea
Posted at 3:12 PM, Dec 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-04 16:24:30-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — An Iowa man convicted of a hate crime for tearing down and burning an LGBTQ flag hanging outside a Des Moines bar has been sentenced to time served.

The Des Moines Register reports that Daniel Rosemark was sentenced last month to the 361 days he had already served while being held on charges in the case. He pleaded guilty in October to reckless use of fire or explosives as a hate crime and drug possession. A criminal mischief charge was dropped in exchange for his plea.

Police say that in November 2019, Rosemark torn down a rainbow pride flag that had been outside The Blazing Saddle in the East Village.

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