NYC police arrest 9th suspect in anti-gay beatings

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Posted: Oct 12, 2010 3:01 AM
NYC police arrest 9th suspect in anti-gay beatings

The ninth suspect in the anti-gay attack and torture of two teenage boys and a 30-year-old man in New York is expected to be arraigned Tuesday.

Ruddy Vargas-Perez was arrested Monday by members of the Bronx violent felony squad at a relative's house after his attorney had told authorities he would be surrendering to police on Tuesday.

The 22-year-old had failed previously to show up as promised.

Vargas-Perez and eight others were accused of robbery, harassment and sexual abuse after the Oct. 3 attacks. Police say he participated in at least one of the attacks along with the others from his street gang, the Latin King Goonies.

His aunt says he is innocent of all the charges.