8 face judge in alleged anti-gay beating

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS - Eight alleged gang members accused of torturing, beating and sodomizing three gay men in University Heights last week stood before a judge Sunday.

Bail was set at $100,000 for two of the defendants, Steven Carabello and Dennis Piters. The other six suspects are being held without bail.

The suspects are accused of going on an anti-gay rampage after hearing that one of their gang recruits was gay.

The men are charged with robbery, assault, sexual abuse and unlawful imprisonment as hate crimes. Police are still looking for a ninth person.

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