16-year-old Boy who climbed to the top of World Trade Center, Pleads Guilty
A 16-year-old boy from New Jersey who climbed to the top of the 104-story World Trade Center building pleaded guilty on Wednesday, according to the New York media reports. Justin Casquejo has accepted that he has broken the New York City misdemeanor law by climbing the large building without permission.
"I seriously apologize to anyone who may have been insulted or felt disrespected by my actions. It was not my intention to do so", Casquejo wrote.
On March 16, the boy entered the building and took an elevator to the 88th floor and through the stairs he reached to the tower's antenna which is 1,776 feet above the ground. Almost two hours after the boy entered the building, the Police with the help of Port Authority of New York and New Jersey arrested him. He is also expecting a punishment of 23 days of community service.
The teenager was carrying his camera when he moved through a small hole in the construction fence encircling the World Trade Center site in March, according to the officials. According to NBC New York, Casquejo has to face the charge in relation to the activity. Millions of dollars have been spent on the security measures by the port authority and trade center's owner has also made changes in security.
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