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A Harpswell man and his son accused of painting antisemitic graffiti in that town earlier this week now face similar charges in Brunswick, police announced Friday.

William Deary, 49, and his 18-year-old son, Hayden, were charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief after police said they painted swastikas and a racial slur on speed limit signs in Brunswick鈥檚 Cook鈥檚 Corner. Police said they discovered the graffiti Jan. 7.

On Thursday, the Cumberland County Sheriff鈥檚 Office said it charged the Dearys with criminal mischief after they painted a swastika and a message mentioning the Holocaust in Harpswell at the intersection of Stevens Corner Road and Harpswell Islands Road. A local man said he discovered the graffiti Jan. 14 and was horrified.

Brunswick police and the Sheriff鈥檚 Office said the Dearys鈥 actions may qualify as a hate crime; the state Attorney General鈥檚 Office is investigating the cases for possible civil rights violations.

The Dearys are due in West Bath District Court March 19 to answer to the charges filed by Brunswick police. They鈥檙e due in the same court April 16 to answer to the charges filed by the Sheriff鈥檚 Office.

The elder Deary was arrested by Brunswick police聽in 2013 on an unspecified warrant聽and by Freeport police聽in 2012 on a charge of operating after habitual offender revocation.

After the discovery of the graffiti in Harpswell, Bath鈥檚 Beth Israel Congregation synagogue issued a statement: 鈥淲e condemn all acts of hate, and we call on local political, religious and peace-loving community members to speak out against all acts of antisemitism and hate toward any group of human beings. 鈥 If you see or know something, please speak out. Acts of hate toward any group infringe on the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all of us.鈥

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