PITTSBURGH — A judge has refused to let a man leave the state to visit his parents in Michigan while he awaits trial on charges that he smashed $15,000 worth of windows during the Group of 20 economic summit.

Twenty-year-old David Japenga, who now lives in Pittsburgh, is awaiting trial on criminal mischief and other charges. His attorney denies that Japenga broke the windows during G-20 protests in September.

Japenga is from Oakland, Calif., but moved to Pittsburgh a few months before the summit to work at a food bank.

Japenga had been jailed, but was freed after someone posted $15,000 bail. But as a condition of his release, Allegheny County Judge Jeffrey Manning ordered Japenga not to leave Pennsylvania and refused Monday to grant a special exception for the holiday visit.

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