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NYC Police Search for Suspect in Anti-Gay Attack

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NEW YORK  – New York City police are searching for a suspect in an anti-gay sex assault and robbery in Brooklyn.

Police say the 24-year-old victim was approached by a man who pretended to have a gun on Myrtle Avenue on Sept. 5. The suspect robbed his cell phone and asked about his sexual orientation. Police say the suspect berated the victim with anti-gay slurs–and then sexually assaulted him.

The victim was taken to Woodhull Medical Center in stable condition.

The suspect was identified as 21-year-old Julius Wright, also known as “Stinky.” Police ask anyone with information about the incident to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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