Mississauga Man Facing 45 Hate-Related Charges

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A Mississauga man is facing 45 charges in connection with various incidents of hate-related mischief targeting the Muslim community.

Peel police say that in June 2017, investigators began looking into graffiti written on property in the City of Mississauga that reportedly contained derogatory references to Muslims.

On Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, 58 year-old Craig Hanley was detained by the city's Transit Enforcement officers and turned over to police.    

Police say the accused has been charged with 26 counts of mischief over $5,000 and 19 counts of mischief under $5,000.

The accused was released on a promise to appear. He is scheduled to appear in court in January 2019. 

Police say they will consult with the Attorney General's office in regards to laying hate crime charges.

Anyone with further information is asked to call investigators at the 11 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 1133.  

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