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Frisco Men Face Federal Hate Crime Charges

Frisco Men Face Federal Hate Crime Charges

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~ 3 years, 12 mos ago   May 10, '17 4:55pm  
Frisco Men Face Federal Hate Crime Charges
 
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Four Frisco men are now facing federal hate crime charges for allegedly targeting gay men on the social media app Grindr in order to rob them at their homes.
 
A federal grand jury returned an 18-count superseding indictment charging four Frisco men with federal hate crime and conspiracy charges in the Eastern District of Texas today.

Anthony Shelton, 19; Nigel Garrett, 21; Chancler Encalade, 20; and Cameron Ajiduah, 18, were named in a superseding indictment returned by a federal grand jury today charging them with conspiring to cause bodily injury to persons because of the sexual orientation of those persons.
 
According to the indictment, from Jan. 17 to Feb. 7, 2017, the defendants committed home invasions in Plano, Frisco, and Aubrey, Texas. For each of the four home invasions, the defendants used Grindr, a social media dating platform for gay men, to falsely identify as a gay man and arrange to meet the victim at the victim’s home. Upon entering the victim’s home, the defendants assaulted the victim, restrained the victim with tape, and made derogatory statements about the victim being gay. The defendants possessed a firearm during each home invasion, and they stole the victim’s property, including his motor vehicle.

For these crimes, the defendants have been charged with conspiracy, kidnapping, carjacking and possession of a firearm in furtherance of these crimes. The hate crime counts carry a maximum statutory penalty of life in prison.

An indictment merely establishes probable cause, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

This case is being investigated by the ATF, the Plano Police Department and the Frisco Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tracey Batson of the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of Texas and Trial Attorney Saeed Mody of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.
 
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Frisco95 Active Indicator LED Icon
~ 3 years, 12 mos ago   May 12, '17 4:35pm  
So young so sad.. where does the hate come from?
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~ 3 years, 12 mos ago   May 12, '17 4:44pm  
I had heard about this. I just don't understand what kind of hate would make you want to commit a crime?
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~ 3 years, 12 mos ago   May 13, '17 8:37am  
I'm pretty sure I know one of the boys and family (as passing acquaintances) and it is an absolute shock to me! I just don't understand it!
 
there have been a couple of other boys that my son knew that have gotten in pretty serious trouble.. i just don't get it.
 
With all, he knew them in middle school as school friends but they weren't really in his outside/spend time with friends...
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~ 3 years, 12 mos ago   May 28, '17 10:39pm  
Is there a site to follow this or see when they are tried etc.
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