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NYC police arrest 9th suspect in anti-gay beatings

NEW YORK — Police on Monday arrested the ninth and final suspect in the brutal attacks on four people touched off because gang members thought one of their recruits was gay.
Ruddy Vargas-Perez, 22, was arrested by members of the Bronx violent felony squad at a relative's house after his attorney had told authorities he would be surrendering to police on Tuesday. He had failed previously to show up as promised.
Vargas-Perez and eight others were accused of robbery, harassment and sexual abuse after the Oct. 3 attacks. Police say he participated in at least one of the attacks along with the others from his street gang, the Latin King Goonies.
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