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Eighth Suspect Arrested in NYC Attacks

Eighth Suspect Arrested in NYC Attacks


Police in New York City announced Saturday that an eighth suspect had been arrested in an antigay gang attack on three men. They are still seeking a ninth suspect, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The attacks reportedly took place October 3, when members of the gang Latin King Goonies became enraged upon learning that a 17-year-old recruit was gay. Police say the recruit was stripped, beaten, and sodomized with a wooden plunger handle in an empty Bronx apartment. Gang members then allegedly attacked a second gay teenager. The third attack was reportedly on a 30-year-old man who was lured into the apartment and sodomized with a baseball bat.

"When you hear the details of what occurred, torture really is the only word that comes to mind," Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Saturday.

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