A 14-year-old Lewiston, Maine, boy will be committed to a juvenile detention facility until he turns 17 after admitting to felony aggravated criminal mischief stemming from a 2013 fire.
The Sun Journal says Abdi Ibrahim will be committed to Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland. He was facing felony arson charges before pleading to the mischief charge. All arson charges and other unrelated, less serious charges against Ibrahim will be dismissed.
The plea deal closes out the prosecution of two men and two boys who were charged in a series of three unrelated fires over a one-week span in 2013. The fires left many people homeless, displaced nearly 200 low-income tenants and destroyed nine apartment buildings. Ibrahim's attorney says the boy and his family apologize for his actions.