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Maurice Michaely pleads guilty to Mount Pleasant Baptist Church fire

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The man accused of setting fire to a 135-year-old Haymarket church has pleaded guilty to multiple charges.

Maurice Michaely of Haymarket pleaded guilty on June 4 to multiple charges, including defacing church property for allegedly setting fire to Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in August, according to Prince William County fire department.

No one was in the church at the time of the fire and no one was hurt. The fire caused about $1 million in damage.

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