Sonoma County Teen Accused Of Attacking Gay Man

EL VERANO (CBS / AP) — A Sonoma County teen has been arrested on suspicion of committing a hate crime in an attack on a gay man in a schoolyard.

Sonoma County Sheriff’s Lt. Bret Sackett said the 17-year-old suspect and other gang members called the 18-year-old victim sexually derogatory terms while beating him on March 29.

The victim had apparently gone to an El Verano schoolyard that night to meet his friends.

Sheriff’s officials told the Press Democrat of Santa Rosa the suspects also took the victim’s wallet and cellphone and attacked his friends.

The 17-year-old suspect has not been identified because he is a juvenile.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • 2nd Arrest In Alleged Sonoma County Hate Crime « CBS San Francisco

    […] SONOMA COUNTY (CBS / AP) — Sonoma County authorities say a second person is in custody in an alleged hate crime attack on a gay man in a schoolyard. […]

blog comments powered by Disqus
Guide To The Holidays
Shine A Light On The Holiday Season With ‘Giving Tuesday’

Listen Live