Prosecutors are calling the act a 'homophobic hate crime' after a British gay couple admitted they blackmailed a man they met on Grindr when they learned he was married to a woman.
Richard Danter had already done time for robbery and the attempted rape of a young woman with learning disabilities.
That's what L.A. County detectives say as they prepare to present their investigation results to the district attorney.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton opposes gay rights, but has hired prominent gay lawyer Pete Schulte to help him fight securities fraud charges.
If convicted, both men face a maximum life sentence in federal prison.