Ottawa man faces 26 hate-motivated charges for antisemitic posters: police

A 29-year-old Ottawa man has been arrested in connection to a string of anti-Semitic posters hung in the city's west-end over the last two months, police say. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

Ottawa police have made an arrest in an investigation into antisemitic posters found in west-end neighbourhoods.

Wednesday, police announced that 29-year-old Paul Koppe of Ottawa faces 26 counts of hate-motivated mischief.

Early last month, Ottawa police notified the public that posters with “anti-Semitic and hateful content” were discovered near a skate park off Centrepointe Drive.

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Eight similar incidents were also reported across the city’s west end and in Barrhaven, police said on Nov. 8.

Following a two-month investigation into the posters, Ottawa police’s hate and bias crime unit along with its west criminal investigation and forensic identification units arrested Koppe.

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He is scheduled to appear in court in February 2022.

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