News Brief: Two Teens Stand Trial for Filming the Abuse of a Gay Teenager

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News Brief Two Teens Stand Trial for Filming the Abuse of a Gay Teenager

News Brief Two Teens Stand Trial for Filming the Abuse of a Gay Teenager

News Brief:  Two Teens Stand Trial for Filming the Abuse of a Gay Teenager

Two teenage girls – one 13 and the other 14-years old – are preparing to stand trial after filming the assault of a gay teenager after being robbed.

The hate crime, which took place in Michigan, saw a 17-year-old Trevor Goldbolt rob the victim of his phone and his possessions, reports WZZM13.  He then forced the victim to strip naked before beating him up.  While the teenager was being attacked, one of the girls filmed the assault.  When Goldbolt told the victim to run off, he was then chased by two the girls.  She laughed, and yelled, “Catch him,” while still filming the incident.  The video of the attack was then posted to social media.

Godbolt, 18, was on the run from police until the evening of November 14.  He has since been put on trial, and charged for unarmed robbery and false imprisonment.  Godbolt can be seen grabbing and beating the victim who yells, “please stop.”

In his trial, Godbolt admitted that he targeted the victim because he’s gay.