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Ottawa man facing charges after investigation into anti-Semitic posters

The accused is being charged with 26 counts of hate-motivated mischief.
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Ottawa Police Service headquarters. Mike Vlasveld/ CityNews

A 29-year-old Ottawa man has been arrested and charged after a two-month-long police investigation into anti-Semitic posters found in neighbourhoods on the city's west side.

The posters, as well as other hateful content, were discovered near a skate park in the Centrepointe Drive area on Sunday, November 7. Police had been investigating eight similar incidents throughout the west side of the city, including Barrhaven. 

The suspect was arrested Wednesday, December 8.

Paul Koppe is facing 26 counts of hate-motivated mischief. He is scheduled to appear in court in February of 2022.

The police service says it recognizes the impact of hate-motivated incidents on the community and it urges everyone to report incidents when they happen.  

If you or someone you know has been a victim of what they perceive to be a hate-motivated incident, please report it to the Ottawa Police at 613-236-1222 or online. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at crimestoppers.ca.

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