Bronx gang member gets 7 years in prison for gay-bashing attack that involved torture

New York Daily News
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August 12, 2013

A Bronx gang member was sentenced to seven years in prison Friday for his role in a horrific 2010 gay bashing attack. Nelson Falu was among eight members of the "Latin King Goonies" who tortured and beat two teenage boys and a 30-year-old man over the course of several hours in a Bronx home, while using anti-gay slurs.

Prosecutors say the gang members sodomized two of the men with a plunger, chained one to a chair, and used a cigarette lighter to inflict burns.

Falu, 20, and two other participants, took guilty pleas in June.