OTTAWA- A LaSalle teenager, one of two teens accused of setting a costly fire New Years Eve which engulfed a former factory and injured one fireman, was found guilty of aggravated arson Wednesday. 17 year old Steven Gallacher chose to have a bench trial rather than a jury trial meaning a judge rather than a jury heard the case. Gallacher and a 15 year old Peru teenager were accused of torching the old Westclox Clock Factory building in Peru. The younger suspect has already been sentenced. That fire kept 30 fire departments busy and caused in excess of four hundred thousand dollars in damage. Gallacher faces from six to 30 years in prison when's sentenced November 29th.
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