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A 10th Suspect Charged with a Hate Crime in Bronx Attacks

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The city's police department has confirmed that a tenth suspect has been arrested in the Bronx anti-gay attacks on two teens and a 30-year-old man.

Jose Dominguez, 22, from the Bronx has been charged with assault, unlawful imprisonment and aggravated harassment, all treated as hate crimes, according to an NYPD spokesman.

On Monday, the police arrested a ninth suspect, a day after arraigning eight others on charges of robbery and sexual assault.

The suspects include four teenagers, the youngest of which is 16, charged with torturing two teenage boys and an openly gay man, who was widely known as "La Reina" -- or The Queen -- in the Morris Heights neighborhood, where he lived. Police say the suspects are members of a loosely organized gang known as the Latin King Goonies.

Eight of the suspects are due in court on Thursday.

Six suspects were denied bail, and two were given $100,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond.

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Check the suspects' families' citizenship status as an additional punishment.

Oct. 13 2010 09:50 AM

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