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Man charged in Burlington church fire demands new lawyer

Victor Clegg was arrested Wednesday morning / Burlington Police Department

A man accused of setting the fires that damaged a church in Burlington earlier this year is asking the judge in his case to appoint a new attorney for him.

The Hawk Eye newspaper of Burlington reports that 43-year-old Victor Clegg Jr. told District Court Judge Cynthia Danielson on Monday that he is not receiving proper representation from his current court-appointed attorney.

Clegg also said his current attorney refereed to him as a "firebug."

Danielson is considering Clegg's request for a new attorney.

Police say he broke into the church and was involved in the Union Baptist Church fire last April.

Clegg has been charged with second-degree arson and second-degree burglary in the April 16 fire at Union Baptist Church.

The church suffered over 200 thousand dollars in damage.

Information from: The Hawk Eye, http://www.thehawkeye.com

Click here to read previous coverage of the fire.

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