Grindr victims see justice

One of four Texas men accused of using a dating app to assault and rob gay men has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. 21-year-old Nigel Garrett and three other Dallas-area men were charged with hate crimes, kidnappings, carjackings and using firearms to commit violent crimes.

The men arranged meetings at victims’ homes through a social media dating platform for gay men. Victims were tied up, assaulted and robbed at gunpoint.

Garrett was sentenced yesterday. The other three suspects have pleaded guilty and will be sentenced later.