A Hudson Valley teen is behind bars over allegations he left anti-Semitic graffiti at a local camp.

New York State Police arrested 18-year-old Christopher Santoro of Liberty for burglary and criminal mischief as a hate crime.

The arrest comes after investigation into damage to the exterior and interior of buildings located at Camp Shomria on Lake Marie Road in the Town of Liberty.

The damage, from June 12, included anti-Semitic graffiti, police say.

The investigation into the crime determined that the motive was based on an alleged dislike for the religion of the owners and the occupants of the camp.

Santoro was arraigned in Town of Fallsburg Justice Court and was remanded Sullivan County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.

The investigation is ongoing. New Yorkers who have experienced bias or discrimination are encouraged to call the toll-free hotline at (888) 392-3644 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday or text “HATE” to 81336. The state offers a $5,000 reward to information leading to the arrest and conviction of a hate crime.

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