Naperville Man is 4th Charged with Mosque Break-Ins

September 14, 2007

Author: Jennifer Golz

Source: Sun-Times,4_1_JO14_MOSQUE_S1.article

Charles Htun likely will celebrate his 20th birthday this weekend in DuPage County jail.

The Naperville man was sentenced Thursday to 90 days of periodic imprisonment in DuPage County Circuit Court for his hand in the July 21, 2006 break-in at the Islamic Center of Naperville, 450 Olesen Drive.

The mosque had been burglarized almost a dozen times last year, with small amounts of money taken from the offering box in each case.

Police staked out the center that July evening, and witnessed Htun and four accomplices enter and exit the building. Two were arrested on the scene, and Htun and another engaged in a high-speed car chase that ended in a crash near Hinsdale.