Third Dallas man charged after gay men targeted on app

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DALLAS (AP) — Court records show that a third Dallas man has been charged with federal hate crimes in connection with a string of kidnappings and robberies in 2017 targeting gay men who police say were lured to an apartment from posts on a dating app.

The Dallas Morning News reports that court records show 22-year-old Daryl Henry is charged with nine counts, including conspiracy to commit hate crimes, kidnapping and carjacking; hate crimes, aiding and abetting; and kidnapping, aiding and abetting.

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered him held without bond pending trial.

The federal indictment says the defendants used the gay dating app Grindr to create fake profiles and “pose as gay men interested in ‘dates’ to lure gay men.”

Authorities were alerted when one of the nine victims got away.

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Information from: The Dallas Morning News, http://www.dallasnews.com

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