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BOSTON (AP) — A man is sentenced to five years in prison on multiple charges, including threatening to burn a local mosque on Facebook.

Forty-six-year-old Patrick Keogan of Wilmington, Massachusetts was sentenced to five years of prison and five more of supervised release by U.S. District Court Judge Douglas Woodlock.

Following the Paris terrorist attack in Nov. 2015, Keogan posted threatening images to the Facebook page of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, a Roxbury mosque.

He plead guilty in Feb. 2017 for posting an image of a burning mosque reading “Burn Your Local Mosque” to that page, and the student Facebook page of the Islamic Society of Northeastern University.

U.S. district attorney Andrew Lelling says Keogan was also charged with unlawfully possessing dozens of firearms, ammunition and child pornography. He must register as a sex offender.