NYPD Charges 9 in Gay Torture
Cops say gang beat, sodomized man, 2 teens in empty house
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 9, 2010 7:14 AM CDT
New York City police are investigating the apparent torture of a 30-year-old man as a hate crime.   (AP Photo/David Karp)

(Newser) – A loose-knit gang lured a 30-year-old man to a vacant Bronx house last Sunday night, ostensibly for a party. Instead, police say, they tortured and sodomized him for hours, forced him to consume vast quantities of alcohol, then robbed his house—because he was gay. Police have charged nine in the attack, as well as similar attacks earlier in the day on two teenagers linked to the man, reports the New York Times.

Police say gang members beat and sodomized a 17-year-old who wanted to join their ranks after spotting him with the 30-year-old. The teen admitted having sex with the man. They then grabbed a second teen, who after being beaten also admitted having sex with the man. “These suspects deployed terrible, wolf-pack odds of nine against one, which revealed them as predators whose crimes were as cowardly as they were despicable,” said Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.