Man accused of trying to burn hotel to kill sex offenders

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A Florida man is facing charges after police say he tried to kill sex offenders.

Officers said he tried to set the victims on fire, WESH reported.

Jorge Porto-Sierra has been charged with four counts of attempted premeditated murder.

According to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, Porto-Sierra told investigators he went to the Friendly Village Inn to “barbecue all the child molesters on fire and kill them.”

At least two of the victims were convicted sex offenders, according to WESH.

Port-Sierra was heard making several threats and screaming “I’m going to kill you, child molester.” He then allegedly started throwing gasoline on a door and broke a window and poured gasoline inside.

Witnesses told police he was carrying a lit cigarette.

Porto-Sierra said ‘You got here too soon,” when asked about why he didn’t actually light the building on fire. He is being held in jail without bond.

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