10.31.2007

teens arrested for cambodian church arson

Last week in Utah, three teenage arsonists were arrested for burning down a house in West Valley City that was to become the site of the Cambodian Christian Reformed Church: Teens arrested for church arson. Pastor Charlie Phim, who bought the property in 2005, lost close to $15,000 in damage and has no insurance on the empty house. He's also dealt with vandalism on the site before, most recently just days before the fire, when all of the windows were shattered. The three teenagers responsible—ages 13, 14, and 15—could be facing formal charges of arson, criminal mischief and burglary. The future of the church, however, is now completely up in the air.