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The Iowa man who is LGBTQ flag on fire will have more than 15 years in prison

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An Iowa man who set fire to a church and LGBTQ flag and, in June, was on Wednesday sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Adolfo Martinez, 30, was found guilty last month of a hate crime, third-degree harassment, reckless use of fire, the Des Moines Register reported.

Who stole a LGBTQ flag and hangs in the United Church of Christ in Ames, about 35 miles north of Des Moines, and set it on fire outside of a strip club on the 11th of June, police said.

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Adolfo Martinez was convicted and sentenced to prison on Wednesday for multiple charges related to the burning of a LGBTQ flag.

Martinez admitted to police that he stole the flag from the church and burned it because he was against homosexuality.

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Martinez was arrested in June and sentenced last month.

He was given 15 years for the hate crime of arson, and one year for reckless use of explosives, or fire, and the 30-day sexual harassment.

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Story, court records showed, and the sentences are to be consecutively served.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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