Grants Pass man admits to Planned Parenthood vandalism
A man likely will spend two years on probation after pleading guilty to federal misdemeanors for twice last year vandalizing a Grants Pass Planned Parenthood clinic.
Devin Friedrick Kruse, 27, of Grants Pass, pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Eugene to two counts of violating Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances — or FACE Act — admitting that he smashed windows, damaged security cameras and damaged portions of an intercom system at the clinic in separate crimes Nov. 23 and 26.
Kruse admitted he broke five security cameras, a window and a sign Nov. 23, according to a plea agreement filed Monday.
Three days later, Nov. 26, Kruse threw a concrete block through the window, tore down an intercom system and broke several lightbulbs.
“Kruse admitted to damaging the facility and told police he was angry at Planned Parenthood for killing unborn children,” the plea agreement states.
The FBI investigated the case with assistance from Grants Pass police.
The maximum sentence for each of the two counts against Kruse is one year in prison, a fine of $100,000 and one year of supervised release. If Kruse reoffends under the FACE Act, subsequent violations will be charged as felonies.
As terms of the plea agreement, federal prosecutors and Kruse’s lawyers jointly will recommend two one-year probation sentences running consecutive to each other; however, the court is not bound by the recommendations of the parties.
U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken is scheduled to sentence Kruse Jan. 5.
Suspected violations of the FACE Act can be reported to the FBI by calling 503-224-4181 or by visiting tips.fbi.gov.
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