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Final Defendant Sentenced in Dallas Grindr Assault Case

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press release from the Department of Justice, which prosecuted the case via the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas.In June, Jenkins pleaded guilty in federal court to one hate-crime count, one hate-crime conspiracy count, kidnapping, carjacking, and one count of using a firearm during a crime of violence.

The three others had pleaded guilty and been sentenced earlier.Over the course of about a week in 2017, according to prosecutors, the defendants used Grindr to lure gay and bi men to vacant apartments in and around Dallas.

Then the defendants committed crimes including robbing the men at gunpoint, taking items including their vehicles, forcing them to withdraw cash from ATMs, and taunting them with antigay slurs.

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