Man sentenced for beating gay man

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A 21-year-old man has been sentenced to a year behind bars for beating a gay man in Salt Lake City last year.

Third District Judge Deno Himonas imposed the sentence on Fa Junior Moi Moi, who pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated assault with deadly force.

In exchange for his plea, charges of aggravated assault and simple assault were dropped.

Police say Moi Moi and several of his friends met an 18-year-old man in August 2008.

Moi Moi is accused of assaulting the man after learning he was gay. The victim ended up with several broken facial bones.

Moi Moi also was placed on probation for 36 months and ordered to pay restitution of more than $36,000 and perform 200 hours of community service.


Information from: Deseret News

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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