Woman who climbed Statue of Liberty found guilty, faces up to 18 months in prison

December 17, 2018 - 2:05 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Statue of Liberty protest climber Patricia Okoumou has been found guilty for scaling the base of the Statue of Liberty in July, a judge ruled Monday. 

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Okoumo, 44, was found guilty for three misdemeanor counts of trespassing, interfrence with government agency functions and disorderly conduct.

She faces up to 18 months in prison. 

Prosecutors said she put rescue workers, Liberty Island visitors, and herself in danger when she forced the island's evacuation by climing to the feet of the statue.

Okoumo said she made the climb to protest President Donald Trump's immigration policy.

"It was in the name of justice for the children that we are imprison, mostly I care, unlike Melania Trump who doesn't give a god knows what, I am here to say I do care about the children in the cages," she told 1010 WINS Glenn Schuck.

Okouomo had hired Trump nemesis Michael Avenatti for her legal team.