Librarian Charged With Multiple HATE CRIMES For Spraypainting “Groomer” On MD Libraries Hosting Drag Events
A librarian who confessed to spraypainting “groomer” on two libraries targeting children with “Pride Story Time” events has been charged with “multiple hate crimes” and two counts of malicious destruction of property, Prince George’s County Police announced on Thursday.
Prince George’s County Police detectives charged a man for vandalizing two public libraries in the county. These incidents occurred at the Greenbelt Branch Library and the New Carrollton Branch Library. The suspect is 30-year-old Charles Sutherland of Takoma Park.
The preliminary investigation revealed Sutherland spray-painted the word “groomer” on the exteriors of both buildings. The vandalism at the Greenbelt location occurred on June 4, 2022, and on June 9, 2022, at the branch in New Carrollton.