Texas Gay Man Beaten After Mobile App Meeting

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September 24, 2013
7:36 a.m.

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Springtown, Texas – According to WFAA-TV, police are investigating a possible hate crime in the brutal attack on a gay man who used a mobile app called MeetMe, in this small town near Fort Worth.

Aaron Keahey, 24, told reporters that his first contact with the 18-year-old suspect was through the phone app. After he arrived at the man’s house, he was attacked and left bloody, beaten, and bruised.

According to WFAA-TV:

The Labor Day attack left Keahey with broken facial bones that required plastic surgery. He also suffered nerve damage and had some teeth knocked out. Police say they received a 911 call from 18-year-old Brice Johnson, who told officers he found Keahey outside his house in the trunk of a car. Police later arrested Johnson and charged him with aggravated assault, causing serious bodily injury.

Watch a report from WFAA-TV:

Texas hate crime law includes crimes motivated by a victim’s sexual orientation, but not gender identity.

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Anonymous User
SLICKRICKDOG (Guest)
6 years, 10 months ago

THIS ASSHOLE WAS IN THE CLOSET..OK AND WANTED SOME DICK..BUT HE SAYS HE’S STRAIGHT..AND WHEN HE FOUND OUT THE THE POOR KID SHOWED UP….BAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HE WENT OFF..AND GOT SO SCARED OF GETTING CAUGHT THAT HE WENT OF AND BEAT THE POOR KID..OFF ..GUYS BE CAREFUL WITH CRAIG LIST AND SITES LIKE THIS 90 PERCENT OF THE GUYS ARE IN THE CLOSET BIG TIME..LIKE THEY HAVE KIDS AND WIFES AND FRIENDS..BUT WHEN THEY FIND OUT THAT IT GETS CLOSE TO HAPPENING..THEY BACK OFF..KINDA LIKE USING US..THAN THIS GUY MADE THE MISTAKE OF GOING IN TO FAST ON THIS GUY ..SURPRISING HIM AND THATS WHY HE WENT CRAZY..TAKE IT SLOW GUYS..WENT THESE CLOSET MEN..

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alveronie (Guest)
6 years, 10 months ago

This is why people should just stick to the “get to know you stage”, at least for a year or two. Before going to a guy you never know before you should know that person more.