Prosecutors have charged a 42-year-old man with a hate crime and other counts after fire was set to a Missouri mosque last week.

Nicholas Proffitt was arrested on Monday and the next day charged with three state counts stemming from the fire.

He was charged with first-degree property damage motivated by discrimination, which is a hate crime.

Proffitt was also charged with burglary and arson, both in the first degree.

Court records show he also spent time in prison for defacing the Islamic Center of Cape Girardeau more than a decade ago.

His initial appearance in court was set for today.

The fire was discovered shortly before 5 a.m. on April 24.