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December 1, 2016: Woman Pleads Guilty to Tagging Government Buildings with Anti-Trump Graffiti

Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

A woman admitted today that she caused thousands of dollars in damages to government buildings in downtown Los Angeles by spray-painting messages against Donald Trump, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Victoria Jayne Bay, 37, of Los Angeles pleaded guilty to one felony count of vandalism over $400 damage, graffiti, in case BA452033.

Deputy District Attorney Brenda Chan said Bay was immediately sentenced to 180 days in jail, three years of formal probation and was ordered to pay restitution.

On Nov. 20, Bay tagged the Hall of Justice, Foltz Criminal Justice Center, Hall of Records and L.A. Central Plant buildings with messages insulting Trump, the prosecutor said.

The damage is estimated to be more than $10,000. A restitution hearing is scheduled on Jan. 4 in Department 128 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.

The case was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, County Services Patrol Station.