North Carolina man accused of distributing KKK fliers in Vermont

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William Schenk, 21, of Wilmington

BURLINGTON, Vt. — A North Carolina man is accused of distributing Ku Klux Klan fliers in Vermont, according to WECT.

William Schenk, 21, of Wilmington, was arrested Thursday for distributing the fliers to at least two homes in Burlington, Vt.

The suspect has been charged with two counts of disorderly conduct with a hate crime specification.

The fliers read, in part, “Join the Klan and save our land!!!” They were found in the area on Oct. 29 and 30. He admitted to targeting two women, one black and one Latin-American, according to WECT.

The suspect reportedly admitted to distributing the fliers and was caught on surveillance video. He said he was a KKK recruiter and has also participated in a similar incident in North Carolina.

Schenk was jailed under a $1,000 bond. In 2011, he was charged with second-degree arson in an unrelated incident.