Woman gets probation after damaging well-known Denver church

Madeline Cramer had been charged with a hate crime related to the graffiti at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver.

DENVER — A woman charged with a hate crime after spray-painting graffiti on a well-known Denver church last October pleaded guilty on Monday, court records show.

Madeline Cramer fled to Oregon after a warrant was issued for her, the Denver District Attorney’s Office said earlier. She returned to Denver and turned into law enforcement in February of this year.

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Prosecutors charged Cramer with one count of criminal mischief and one count of committing a bias-motivated crime.

>The video above is an initial vandalism report.

On Monday, Cramer pleaded guilty to a single charge of harassment — ethnic intimidation, according to court records. She was immediately sentenced to two years probation.

The prosecutor’s office said Cramer was charged with causing approximately $10,000 in damage to the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception at East Colfax Avenue and Logan Street, with posts described in the statement as having a “bias anti-Christian”.

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An affidavit of arrest says the graffiti included messages such as “Satan lives here” and “white supremacists,” as well as an upside-down cross and sexually explicit language.

Father Samuel Morehead described it as “one of the worst pieces of graffiti staff have seen in decades”.

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