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Ocheyedan, IA man who publicly burned 4 LGBT books is formally charged

ORANGE CITY, Iowa (KTIV) – An Ocheyedan, Iowa man who published a video of himself publicly burning four LGBT books from the Orange City Library has been formally charged.

Paul Robert Dorr has been charged with 5th-degree criminal mischief.

According to court documents, On October 6, Dorr checked out four children’s books from the library which focused on gay, lesbian, and transgender themes.

Dorr proceeded to post of video of himself burning the books on Facebook.

He now faces Misdemeanor charges in Sioux County court.

He is set to appear in court on January 22.

Editorial Note: In a previous version of this story, Paul Robert Dorr was referred to as an Orange City, Iowa man. That is incorrect. Court documents state Dorr is from Ocheyedan, Iowa. The story has been corrected. 

Carl Norquist

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