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Madison Teen Charged with LGBT Hate Crime

April 10, 2011

A 17-year-old in Madison was charged with a hate crime for allegedly punching an 18-year-old on a bus after harassing him for being gay.

Jayvon Flemming (pictured) was charged with battery to a public transit passenger as a hate crime. According to the complaint, he and two others ridiculed another young man about his sexual orientation before Flemming punched him as they left a public bus.

The victim, who was hit in the ear and the nose, was treated at a local hospital.

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