BRITAIN: Lengthy Prison Sentences For Three Teens Who Beat And Robbed Gay Men After Luring On Grindr

The BBC reports:

Three teenagers who used fake Grindr profiles to carry out robberies and homophobic assaults have been jailed. Muhammad Umar, Mohammed Sohail Khan and Qaasim Ahmad, all 18, used the gay dating app to lure four men on false dates.

One of the victims was spat on while another was tied up, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said. Khan and Ahmad were sentenced to 13 years and four months, while Umar was jailed for 11 years and three months.

Between January and March, the defendants would “rob, assault and inflict verbal homophobic hatred upon these victims during fraudulent meetings”, the CPS said.