- Associated Press - Monday, November 9, 2015

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A Frederick, Maryland, man has pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection with a 2012 firebombing of the Loudoun County Community Corrections Center.

Twenty-five-year-old Jonathan Ernesto Godoy faces a mandatory minimum of 15 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday in federal court in Alexandria to charges of arson affecting interstate commerce and using a fire or explosive device in commission of a felony.

Prosecutors say Godoy and an associate lobbed Molotov cocktails at the center because of problems Godoy was having with his probation officer.

The fire in November 2012 caused more than $300,000 in damage. It went unsolved until 2014, when police received a tip from somebody who overheard a conversation about the incident at a party.

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