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Man Accused of Trying to Dismember Gay Man Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping

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A Louisiana man pleaded guilty on Thursday to one count of kidnapping after he kidnapped and attempted to murder a gay man that he met through Grindr.Chance Seneca, 21, of Lafayette, La., admitted that on June 20, 2020, he used Grindr to meet up with a gay man, identified only as H.W., the Department of Justice announced.In the plea agreement, Seneca said that he had used the dating and hookup app to arrange a meeting with H.W.

He me with the victim and then drove him to a house. It was then that Seneca pulled out a gun and handcuffed the victim.Once the handcuffs were on the victim, Seneca attempted to murder and dismember H.W., according to the agreement.

The DOJ said Seneca admitted that murdering and dismembering the victim was his goal in order to satisfy “his homicidal urges, and that he had planned to continue murdering until he was caught or killed.”Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division called the case “shocking.”“The internet should be accessible and safe for all Americans, regardless of their gender or sexual orientation.

The Justice Department will continue to identify and hold accountable anyone who uses online spaces as a means to terrorize or abuse others,” Clarke said.Seneca faces life in prison.

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