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Texas Man Is Sentenced for Using Dating App to Target Gay Men

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A Texas man was sentenced to 23 years in federal prison on Wednesday for his connection in a scheme that used the popular dating app Grindr to target gay men for violent hate crimes, prosecutors said.

ImageDaniel Jenkins, 22, was the last of four defendants to be sentenced in what prosecutors called a conspiracy to target gay men.Credit...Dallas County's Sheriff's Department The man, Daniel Jenkins, 22, of Dallas, pleaded guilty in June to one count of conspiracy to commit hate crimes, kidnapping, carjacking, one hate crime count and one count of using a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, the Department of Justice said in a statement.

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