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Woman hung effigy doll, charged with hate crime, officials say

Published On: Jul 15 2013 08:38:00 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 16 2013 02:30:04 PM CDT
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JANESVILLE, Wis. -

A Janesville woman was charged with disorderly conduct and committing a hate crime, according to a release.

Janesville police officers responded to reports of a hate crime Thursday around 7 p.m., according to the release.

Officials said Deborah Boudreau, 54, of Janesville, had hung an African American doll on her front porch.

Officials said the doll was hung in effigy with a noose around the neck with its arms pinned up vertically, in an area easily viewed by the public.

Boudreau is charged with disorderly conduct/crimes committed against certain people or property, according to the release.

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