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Man faces hate-crime charge after alleged racial comments to two teens

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MADISON (WKOW) -- A 57-year-old man, who is white, was arrested Wednesday evening on McKenna Boulevard for disorderly conduct with a hate crime enhancer after making unwanted contact with two teens, both of whom are Black.

The victims, both 15-year-old girls, said the stranger made racially derogatory comments to them and others about sexual acts he wanted to commit on the victims.

Ronald A. Pappas was located by officers while he was walking in the roadway, not far from where the incident took place

Pappas was also faces a charge of resisting.

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