A 22-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday for allegedly setting fire to a new gender and abortion clinic set to open in Casper, Wyoming, reports the Casper Star Tribune.
Lorna Roxanne Green of Casper was formally charged with arson of a facility engaged in interstate commerce.
Authorities say she entered Wellspring Health Access Clinic on May 25, 2022, with a gas can in a dark hoodie and mask and poured gasoline in the facility. The clinic was scheduled to open June 14, 2022, and offer abortion and transgender-related treatments.
"Green stated she did not like abortion and was having nightmares which she attributed to her anxiety about the abortion clinic, so she decided to burn the building," the DOJ complaint says.
The arrest comes weeks after the Casper Police Department, with the assistance of an anonymous donor, issued a press release soliciting the public for leads in the case, with an additional $10,000 reward.
"The similarities are readily apparent, including: the wide widow's peak with deep hair recession, and the hair can be seen to be combed or lie in the same direction; the suspect's eyes are relatively wide-set, and this appears consistent also for Green; both Green and the suspect have similarly dome-shaped foreheads," the official complaint says.
If convicted, Green faces a minimum of five years and up to 20 years' imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, three years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
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