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Two men arrested in attack on Portland gay man, good samaritan

Two men arrested in attack on Portland gay man, good samaritan

Two men have been arrested in Portland, Ore., in connection with an early morning attack Saturday on a gay man, and a good Samaritan who stepped in to help.

Shawn Siefke (left) and Christian Sanchez-Villavencio

Portland Police spokesperson, Lt. Robert King, said just before 3 a.m. Saturday morning, 28-year-old Shawn Siefke and 21-year-old Christian Sanchez-Villavencio asked a man walking in Old Town for directions, then began to harass him, calling him derogatory gay names and pushing him to the ground.

Andrew Smith, a 24-year-old from Newport, Oregon, was in Portland attending a concert with his friend Friday night, and saw the man being harassed by Siefke and Sanchez-Villavencio, and stepped in to defend him. […]

Smith said before he knew it, punches were thrown and he was face down on the ground being kicked in the head.

via: KOIN-TV

Detectives charged Siefke with Assault in the third degree and Intimidation in the second degree, and Sanchez-Villavencio with Assault in the third degree.

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