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Justin Casquejo, of Weehawken, pleads guilty in 1 World Trade Center climb

Justin Casquejo, of Weehawken, pleads guilty in 1

Justin Casquejo, of Weehawken, pleads guilty in 1 World Trade Center climb

NEW YORK - (AP) - A teenager who made a surreptitious climb to the top of the 1 World Trade Center tower has pleaded guilty in an escapade that fanned concerns about security at the nation's tallest building.
    
Justin Casquejo admitted Wednesday he broke a New York City misdemeanor law against scaling tall buildings without permission. He's expecting a sentence of 23 days of community service.
    
His lawyer has declined to comment.
    
The 16-year-old climbing enthusiast from Weehawken, New Jersey, was arrested in March on his way down the unfinished skyscraper at the heart of the security-conscious site.
    
Court papers say he slipped through a small gap in a construction fence and then used a ladder, scaffolding, elevators and stairs to scale the 1,776-foot-tall tower early on March 16.
    
The trade center's owner has made security changes.

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