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Argentinian judges reduce rapist’s sentence ‘because six-year-old victim was gay’

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Argentina judges Horacio Piombo and Benjamín Sal Llargués.
The child had a "homosexual orientation," Argentinian appeal court judges said in their ruling as they reduced the prison sentence for Mario Tolosa from six years to 38 months [...]

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Jamaica woman brings attention to rapes targeting lesbians

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Jamaican Simone Edwards, who sought asylum abroad, poses for a portrait in the center of The Hague, Netherlands. In 2008, Edwards survived an attack by two gunmen who hissed the anti-gay epithet “sodomite” at her as she lay bleeding on a street from two bullets. She later received asylum in the Netherlands and her story was told in the 2013 documentary “The Abominable Crime.”
When Angeline Jackson and a friend were ambushed at gunpoint and sexually assaulted on a wooded trail outside the Jamaican capital, police initially seemed less concerned about the attack than the fact she is a lesbian. [...]

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UK man jailed for 6 years for false claims that he was raped by four gay men

Saturday, November 29, 2014
Mark Wixey
A UK man who falsely claimed he was raped by four gay men he met on dating websites has been jailed for six years. Mark Wixey, 43, of Herefordshire, West Midlands, met three of the men on Gaydar and another on Plenty of Fish. [...]

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Arrest made in robbery, rape of tourist who met his attacker on Grindr

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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PHILADELPHIA -- An arrest has been made in an April attack on a Canadian tourist who says he was held at gunpoint and raped in his hotel room by a man he met using the gay hook-up app Grindr. Police arrested 26-year-old Douglass Casey and set bail at $1 million. [...]

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Man convicted in gang rape of lesbian gets 400 year prison sentence

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Humberto Salvador
MARTINEZ, Calif. — A California man who was convicted of orchestrating the 2008 gang rape of a woman who was targeted in part because she is lesbian has been sentenced to more than 400 years in prison. [...]

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Police identify suspect they say raped, robbed Canadian visitor he met on Grindr

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Douglas Spady
PHILADELPHIA -- Police in Philadelphia have identified the man they say sexually assaulted, beat and robbed a Canadian tourist after the two men met on Grindr. [...]

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Calif. man convicted of orchestrating gang rape targeting lesbian victim

Thursday, December 19, 2013
Humberto Salvador
MARTINEZ, Calif. — A 36-year-old Northern California man was convicted Wednesday of orchestrating the gang rape of a woman who was targeted in part because she is a lesbian. [...]

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Lesbian victim testifies in trial of man accused in alleged 2008 gang rape

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Humberto Salvador
MARTINEZ, Calif. — Five years after a Northern California woman said she was gang-raped while her attackers taunted her for being a lesbian, the trial of one of the four men charged in the assault has gotten underway in a Contra Costa County courtroom where the 33-year-old victim is testifying. [...]

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Anti-gay activist: Tyler Clementi killed himself because he was raped by gay pedophiles

Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Tyler Clementi
WASHINGTON -- Anti-gay activist Robert Oscar Lopez believes that Tyler Clementi – the 18-year-old Rutgers student who committed suicide after his roommate secretly recorded video of him kissing another man – actually killed himself because he was raped by gay pedophiles when he was a teenager. [...]

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Gay British lawmaker denies allegations of sexual assault, rape

Saturday, May 4, 2013
Nigel EvansAP
LONDON – British media are reporting that a senior Conservative Party politician has been arrested on suspicion of raping one man and sexually assaulting another. [...]

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