August 14, 2013 at 5:00 pm EST | by Michael K. Lavers
Gang member accepts plea in anti-gay attack
National LGBT Bar Association, Gay News, Washington Blade

A New York City judge on sentenced a gang member to seven years in prison in connection with an anti-gay attack. (Photo via Wikimedia)

BRONX, N.Y.—A New York City judge on Aug. 9 sentenced a gang member to seven years in prison in connection with a 2010 anti-gay attack.

The New York Daily News reported Bronx Supreme Court Justice Steven Barrett sentenced Nelson Falu after he accepted a plea bargain for his role in the beating and torture of two teenage boys and a 30-year-old man.

Prosecutors contend Falu and seven other members of the “Latin King Goonies” sodomized two of their victims with a plunger while they used homophobic slurs against them inside a home in the borough’s Morris Heights neighborhood in October 2010. The gang members also allegedly used a cigarette lighter to burn their victims.

The Daily News reported two of Falu’s other alleged co-conspirators have also accepted plea bargains.

Michael K. Lavers is the international news editor of the Washington Blade. Follow Michael

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