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Two teens charged in hate crime attack on gay man in Florida

Dennis (left) and Deandre Florence
Dennis (left) and Deandre Florence

ORLANDO, Fla. — Police in Orlando, Fla., said a 32-year-old man who was attacked last month by two teenage brothers and several others was targeted because he’s gay.

The victim, who doesn’t want to be identified, said he was jumped by a mob of teens and now fears for his and his family’s safety.

After a week of investigating, detectives determined brothers Deandre and Dennis Florence are two of the people in the video. The 14- and 16-year-olds were arrested on several charges, including a hate crime. Investigators are hoping others are compelled to come forward with the names of everyone else involved.

WFTV reports:


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