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New Mexico man
may have been beaten to "scare" him straight

New Mexico man
may have been beaten to "scare" him straight

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A statement of probable cause filed in New Mexico district court says an 18-year-old gay man who was badly beaten in Edgewood last month might have been assaulted because a man at the party believed the gay teen had touched his buttocks. William York, 21, and Leroy Segura, 19, have been charged with aggravated battery, kidnapping, false imprisonment, and conspiracy to commit kidnapping. A $100,000 cash bond for each man was set by a district judge on Monday. Two juveniles, a boy and girl, are also being held in connection to the case. The statement said York believed the victim tried to grab his buttocks while they were at a party at a mobile home the night of July 30. York said he wanted to "scare" the victim to "make him straight and to get him to stop acting the way he was," the statement says. The gay man suffered bleeding on the brain, a concussion, facial lacerations, and bruising from the beating, which lasted for hours, state police have said. York, Segura, and the juvenile male have been charged under New Mexico's hate-crimes law. (Sirius OutQ News)

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