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Gay Man's Teeth Removed After Alleged Hate Crime in Wisconsin

Cedrick D. Green

A man in Racine, Wis., was beaten so severely that he had to have all his teeth removed, and the perpetrators taunted him for being gay, he told police.

The victim, whose name was not released, was confronted by three men at an intersection in Racine, local newspaper The Journal Times reports. A police report, which does not give the date of the attack, says they mocked him for his sexual orientation and then began hitting him, causing injuries to his face, jaw, left arm, and left knee. His teeth had to be extracted because his jaw was broken so badly.

One man was charged with a hate crime as a result of the attack after the victim identified him from a photo. Cedrick D. Green, 23, of Racine, “has been charged with felony battery causing great bodily harm as a hate crime and misdemeanor bail jumping,” according to The Journal Times. He has a record of other criminal charges and will be in court on the new charges October 17.

The police report does not mention arrests of any other suspects.

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