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Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Thugs attack teenager ‘for being homosexual’
By Amy Terceira


A 15 -year-old Sandys youth was remanded in custody yesterday after admitting he beat up another boy because he thought he was a homosexual. The teen, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was charged indictably with intent to cause grievous bodily harm to another youth. However, due to his age he will be spared from going to Supreme Court.

Crown counsel Juan Wolffe told the court that the Crown would be seeking the maximum sentence that Magistrates’ Court could “deal out”. Mr. Wolffe read out a summary of the offence, which happened on Friday.

The defendant and three other people – all wearing black masks or covering their faces with white t-shirts – were driving in a car and saw the complainant and another boy walking down Reid Street. They shouted, “Batty Boys” – using the Jamaican slang for homosexual. The four boys got out of the car and chased the complainant and his friend down the street.Mr. Wolffe told the court that the complainant slipped on the pavement and one of the boys punched him on the shoulder, he then fell to the ground and another boy jumped on him.








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