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Hate Crimes

Teen sentenced to 183 months in prison for anti-gay hate crime

Brice Johnson, 19, of Springtown in Parker County west of Fort Worth, Texas, was found guilty of kidnapping and assault. The federal court also ruled that Johnson's violence was motivated by the victim's sexual orientation.

Teen says he was beat up for being gay

"His face was swelled, his nose was broken, he bit through his tongue, his bottom teeth were chipped, his knees were scabbed everywhere." said Jennifer Beard, the victim's mother.