Police Arrest Ninth Suspect in Bronx Anti-Gay Gang Attack

Tuesday, Oct 12, 2010  |  Updated 9:22 AM EDT
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9th, Last Suspect Arrested in Bronx Bias Attacks

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Police have arrested a ninth suspect in the anti-gay attack and torture of two teenage boys and a 30-year-old man in New York.

Police say members of the Bronx violent felony squad arrested 22-year-old Ruddy Vargas-Perez shortly before 5 p.m. Monday.

It wasn't immediately clear where he was arrested. Vargas-Perez had agreed to turn himself in, but police say the suspect had failed to show up before as promised.

Eight other suspects were arraigned Sunday on robbery and sexual assault charges in the Oct. 3 attack. Vargas-Perez did not have a listed telephone number.

Police say the nine members of the Latin King Goonies gang went on a rampage after hearing a rumor that one of their teenage recruits was gay.

Investigators say the 17-year-old was stripped, beaten and sodomized with a plunger handle until he confessed to having had sex with a 30-year-old man.

Police say the group found a second teen they suspected was gay and tortured both him and the 30-year-old for three hours.
 

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