An Iowa guy who set fire to a church LGBTQ flag in June was sentenced Wednesday to over 15 years in prison.
Adolfo Martinez, 30, was condemned last month of a hate crime, third-degree harassment and negligent use of fire, the Des Moines Register reported
Martinez stole an LGBTQ flag hanging from the United Church of Christ in Ames– about 35 miles north of Des Moines– and set it on fire outside a strip club on June 11, police stated.
Adolfo Martinez was sentenced to jail Wednesday for multiple charges associated with burning an LGBTQ flag..
Martinez confessed to authorities that he took the flag from church and burned it due to the fact that he opposed homosexuality.
Martinez was jailed in June and convicted last month.
He received 15 years for the hate crime of arson, one year for the negligent usage of dynamites or fire and 30 days for harassment.
Story County court records revealed the sentences are to be served consecutively.
The Associated Press contributed to this report