A 24 year-old Gresham, Oregon gay man was lured into a park after thinking he was meeting another man for sex that he met online only to be gay bashed and robbed by a group of teens..
All suspects were eventually arrested after a SWAT team raided an apartment complex where some of the teen suspects were hiding.
The teens, four boys aged 16 to 19 and a girl, 14, are being charged with robbery, assault and intimidation, and the victim’s recovering from minor injuries
Gresham police suspect the same group may have recently attacked other gay men using a similar ruse, possibly also at Vance Park or the neighboring area. They asked any victims or witnesses to contact Detective Scott Hogan at 503-618-3141 or phone the tip line at 503-618-2719.
This is the second time in recent weeks that Gresham, Oregon has been in the news dealing with anti-gay hatred, Gresham is the same place as where the bigot Aaron Klein of Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakery who refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple saying that “it was in the Constitution” for him to refuse to serve those he did not agree with.