Two Canadian Youths Sentenced for Desecrating 103 Jewish Graves

Two 16-year-old youths were sentenced here in a magistrate’s court yesterday for overturning 103 tombstones in a Jewish cemetery after they admitted their “escapade” to Magistrate James Rennick.

One, James Bootle, was sentenced to a year’s definite imprisonment, plus a further indefinite term of three months. Police told the court he had a record of previous arrests. The second youth, Allan Sawin, was sentenced to six months in a reformatory. Bootle told the court the depredation had been committed when both were drunk, but that they intended “no disrespect for the Jewish people.”

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