Police Arrest Ninth Suspect in Bronx Anti-Gay Gang Attack

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    Ruddy Vargas-Perez

    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.

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    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.