Transgender Suspect Arrested For Burning Down Portland Church

The liberal utopia of Portland continues to consume itself with Antifa activism and indifference toward wanton violence. Police there have taken a suspect into custody for allegedly torching a 117-year-old church, which had to be destroyed.

The Multnomah County district attorney has charged Cameron David Storer, 25, with two counts of arson in the first degree, one count of arson in the second degree, and two counts of burglary in the second degree.

As investigators were interviewing Storer, he insisted upon being called “Nicolette.”

Portland Fire and Rescue was dispatched to the Portland Korean Church at 5:30 p.m. last Tuesday. Within ten minutes of crews arriving on the scene, the south side of the church was fully engulfed in flames and had partially collapsed. It was also immediately apparent that the building’s entire roof structure was in danger of falling in.

Firefighters could not save the church building, which had to be completely demolished.

A home near the church was evacuated and later found to have suffered fire damage. Fire crews saved that building.

Fire and Rescue Department spokesperson Rick Graves told reporters there was “unbelievable work on the part of the people who arrived.”

He added, “They made entry into the home and they were fighting the fire at the church through an elevated position through the home’s window.”

The department responded to the major fire event with 12 fire engines, six ladder trucks, and 75 firefighters.

Storer was identified as the suspected arsonist and taken into custody on Wednesday. He confessed to intentionally setting the church ablaze.

In court documents, prosecutors stated: “Storer stated that they heard voices in their head saying they would ‘mutilate’ Storer if they did not burn the church down and that they had planned it up to one day in advance.”

Storer told investigators that he was currently taking ten oxycodone tablets every day. He claimed he was using the drug because of an injury and said he had a history of schizophrenia.

The church building constructed in 1905 had significant historical value. Its congregation moved to a new building in suburban Portland more than a decade ago. The building was originally home to the First German Evangelical Church.

Demolition crews began the final demolition of the destroyed building on Friday.