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9th suspect arrested in anti-gay NYC beatings

9th suspect arrested in anti-gay NYC beatings

Published October 11, 2010

NEW YORK (AP) -- Police have arrested a ninth suspect in the anti-gay attack and torture of two teenage boys and a 30-year-old man in New York.

Police say members of the Bronx violent felony squad arrested 22-year-old Ruddy Vargas-Perez shortly before 5 p.m. Monday.

It wasn't immediately clear where he was arrested. Vargas-Perez had agreed to turn himself in, but police say the suspect had failed to show up before as promised.

Eight other suspects were arraigned Sunday on robbery and sexual assault charges in the Oct. 3 attack. Vargas-Perez did not have a listed telephone number.

Police say Latin King Goonies gang members went on a rampage after learning the 30-year-old man had sex with a teenage recruit, and beat and tortured all three for hours.

Written by <P class="ap-story-p">By COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press Writer</P>

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