Teens charged with beating Orthodox men


Three teens were arrested after allegedly beating four Orthodox Jewish men in an upstate New York parking lot.

The teens are scheduled to appear in Thompson Town Court Thursday in connection with the beating on the night of Aug. 28 outside a Wal-Mart in Kiamesha Lake, the Times Herald-Record reported.

Authorities say the altercation began inside the store and continued when the assailants chased the men in the parking lot and made reference to their Jewishness. One victim suffered facial fractures and was treated at a nearby hospital.

The teens are expected to be charged with second-degree assault as a hate crime and second-degree gang assault, as well as misdemeanors for aggravated harassment and disorderly conduct.

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