Arsonist ordered to pay for damages to mosque

Wednesday afternoon, a federal judge ordered a convicted arsonist to pay $373,370 in restitution to the Victoria Islamic Center to pay for damages to the mosque.

27-year-old Marq Perez is serving out a 24 1/2 year sentence for burning down a Victoria mosque in 2017.

Senior U.S. District Judge John Rainey ordered Perez that once released, he must begin monthly payments of $250.

According to court documents, the Mosque was originally funded and ultimately established by community members in the late 1990’s and finally opened around 2000.