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Hornell school worker among three facing 115 charges after hate crime investigation

A trio of Steuben County residents have been arrested on more than 115 charges following a felony hate crime investigation.

The three suspects are accused of leaving pamphlets with hate symbols at several locations around Hornell last weekend.

Their arrest was originally reported this week on FingerLakes1.com, but now the extent of charges has been released.


Aubrey Dragonetti, 31, Dylan Henry, 30, and Ryan Mulhollen, 27, were all arrested after police received information confirming that they were leaving the materials around Hornell.

They contained swastikas and racial slurs. The materials were found at churches and other locations.

According to Dragonetti’s Facebook page – she’s an employee of the Hornell City School District.

State Sen. Tom O’Mara issued the following statement after the three were arrested.

“There can be no tolerance in our communities for these despicable acts of hatred, intolerance, and racism. I commend the Hornell Police Department, with the assistance of New York State Police and FBI investigators, for their swift response in finding those responsible and bringing them into custody,” he said.


The three were arrested after a search warrant was executed on a River Street home, which resulted in evidence being uncovered. They were charged with 115 counts of aggravated harassment as a felony hate crime.

“These individuals are a disgraceful group of three who in no way whatsoever represent the true caring, compassion, and inclusiveness that have long defined the Hornell community. They must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, and I am confident they will be,” O’Mara added.

State police and the FBI worked with the Hornell Police Department on its investigation.



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