Ryan Mulhollen, a 28-year-old resident of Hornell, has been found guilty in connection with a series of hateful symbols and pamphlets appearing in local houses of worship and city properties last summer.
The Steuben County District Attorney’s Office reported that Mulhollen was convicted on 10 counts of first-degree aggravated harassment and nine counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief as a hate crime, all of which are classified as class-E felonies.
Mulhollen, along with two other individuals, identified as Aubrey Dragonetti and Dylan Henry, were arrested in July 2022 following an investigation by Hornell Police into reports of pamphlets and stickers featuring swastikas and racial slurs found in two local churches and James Street Park.
According to the District Attorney’s Office, Mulhollen, on behalf of the “Aryan National Army”—a group comprised solely of the three arrested—placed swastikas, nooses, and racially targeted hate statements around the city.
Mulhollen’s trial spanned four days, with the jury reaching a verdict in less than an hour. His sentencing is set for July 18, 2023, and he faces a potential 10 to 20 years in prison.
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