Who is Iowa Man Who Set LGBTQ Flag on Fire: Adolfo Martinez Biography, Wiki, Age, Personal Life, Charges, Hatred and Investigation Reports

Adolfo Martinez Biography – Wiki

Adolfo Martinez is identified as an Iowa man who set fire to a church LGBTQ flag in June and was sentenced Wednesday to over 15 years in prison.

He is 30 years old.

Adolfo Martinez Tore Down and Burned an LGBTQ Flag at an Iowa Church

A man has been imprisoned for setting an LGBTQ flag on fire that was flying at a church in central Iowa.

Police report that he stole the flag that hung at Ames United Church of Christ at 217 6th St. It was found burning on June 11 outside Dangerous Curves Gentleman’s Club, 111 5th St, Des Moines Register reported.

Martinez told police he had ripped the flag down and had set it ablaze with lighter fluid because he is against homosexuality.

Adolfo Martinez in Custody

Adolfo Martinez, of Ames, was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years for the hate crime of arson. He was also given a year for reckless use of explosives or fire and 30 days for harassment. The sentences are to be served consecutively, Story County court records stated.


He was found guilty of a hate crime, which is a class D felony, third-degree harassment, and reckless use of fire last month.

Investigation Reports

Martinzez gave an incoherent interview to KCCI Des Moines in November in which he claimed he was guilty of the charges.

He declined to give his side of the story and said: “It is my honor to do so, and it is an honor to that. It is a blessing from the Lord, plain and simple”.

He admitted to a reporter that the incident was about homosexuality and claimed he had no regrets.

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