Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced currently that a man has been indicted on charges of attack as a hatred crime and other offenses for allegedly attack a transgendered lady with a chair inside of a Bedford-Stuyvesant homeless shelter.
District Attorney Gonzalez said, “This villainous and unprovoked attack in which an trusting lady was assaulted simply since she is transgendered is despicable. In Brooklyn, we will not endure bias-motivated crimes of any kind. We now intend to hold the suspect accountable.”
The District Attorney identified the suspect as Kane Sekou, 40, of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. He was arraigned currently before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun on an complaint in which he is charged with second-degree attack as a hatred crime, third-degree attack as a hatred crime and other associated offenses. He was systematic held on $20,000 bail and to return to justice on Mar 14, 2018. He faces up to 15 years in jail if convicted of the top count.
The District Attorney pronounced that, according to the investigation, on Dec 25, 2017, at approximately 6:15 p.m., the victim, a 31-year-old transgendered female, who is a proprietor of a homeless preserve located at 357 Marcus Garvey Boulevard, was walking down a corridor towards the lavatory when she listened someone using toward her from behind. She incited and saw the defendant, Kane Sekou, using toward her with a chair, which he allegedly used to strike the victim opposite the back. The suspect allegedly then yelled homophobic slurs at the victim.
The victim reported the attack to confidence and 911 was called. It is purported that when the police arrived the suspect done additional homophobic slurs.