He forced his teenage son to strip naked and beat him mercilessly upon discovering he was using Grindr
GAYLES.TV.- A man in his 40s abused his son for using the app Grindr. The events occurred in the town of Plymouth en England. The 15-year-old was attacked and humiliated by his father who beat him about 20 times with the television cable while shouting that he was «gay and woman«.
After the attack, the teenager asked for a glass of water and took the opportunity to flee the family home and take shelter at school. The school staff saw that something was wrong and the boy burst into tears. He told them what had happened and they immediately called the police.
During the assault LGTBIphobic the father made him take off his clothes and keep only his socks and underwear. According to the judge Marcus pilgerstorfer these facts aggravate the boy's degradation. pilgerstorfer consider that «this cruel and brutal punishment was motivated by their sexuality, or their perception of their sexuality«. The father tried to argue through his lawyer that the attack was not fueled by hostility based on his sexuality.
The accused cannot be identified to protect the identity of his son. At trial he pleaded guilty to assault.