A Wisconsin man was so badly beaten in an an alleged anti-gay hate crimeattack that he had to have all his teeth removed.
Cedrick Green of Racine, Wisconsin, is facing a hate crime charge of battery causing great bodily harm over the incident, as well as a charge of bail jumping.
Local outlet The Journal-Times reports that the victim, who is yet to come forward publicly, was attacked by three men who called him gay and taunted him for his sexual orientation.
Victim’s jaw was ‘so broken he had to have teeth removed’.
According to the criminal complaint, the victim was repeatedly beaten by the men, and sustained injuries to his face, jaw, arm and knee.
The complaint adds that the victim’s jaw “was broken so severely it required all of his teeth to be removed from his mouth”.
The victim managed to escape by running to a local petrol station for help, where he was able to get a ride home, before seeking medical attention.
The victim was able to identify Cedrick Green, 23, as one of the attackers after looking at a photo lineup.
The man who suffered the attack is yet to be identified, and the date of the incident was not included in the criminal complaint.
A preliminary hearing in the case is scheduled for October 17. The cash bond was set at $10,000.
String of previous convictions.
The newspaper adds: “Green also has several other criminal charges filed against him, including hit-and-run, theft, domestic abuse, battery, criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct, and resisting or obstructing an officer.
“He also has prior convictions for carrying a concealed weapon, possession of THC, theft, and resisting or obstructing an officer.”