Tonight there are two updates to the investigation into last week's sadistic anti-gay torture spree in New York City. The New York Police Department has made a 10th arrest after the brutal anti-gay gang assaults on a 30-year-old gay Bronx man and the two 17-year-old street gang recruits that had sex with him.
Twenty-two-year-old Jose Dominguez was arrested Tuesday and faces charges with assault, unlawful imprisonment and aggravated assault—all as hate crimes, which increase the penalties. On Monday, the NYPD collared its ninth suspect, Ruddy Vargas-Perez, who reneged on a promise made through a lawyer to turn himself in on Friday.
Prosecutors say the Bronx street gang members discovered two of their recruits were possibly gay or bisexual, so they brutally attacked and tortured the 17-year-olds, viciously beating and violently sodomizing them with a wooden plunger handle. One of the teen victims is speaking out about his ordeal. "They asked me 'are you gay?' I was like 'nah'," he tells ABC 7. "They was like 'you did this?' I said 'yea.' 'You did this with the gay guy?' I was like 'yea.' That's when they started hitting me. Like beating me up. I was there for like an hour."
The recruit says gang members told him not to take the gang assault "personally". And after the ordeal ... they told him that he could remain in the gang. Watch the interview AFTER THE JUMP ...