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ATTORNEY GENERAL FILES CIVIL RIGHTS CASE IN ANDROSCOGGIN COUNTY
June 15, 2001
JUNE 15, 2001
Carlos Diaz, Assistant Attorney General 207-822-0498
The Maine Attorney General's Office has filed an enforcement action under the Maine Civil Rights Act against Wayne Allen, 35, for threatening to kill a man because Allen believed the man was gay. Allen's last known residence was Lewiston. The matter was investigated by the Lewiston Police Department and the Attorney General's Office.
The Complaint alleges that on November 3, 2000, Wayne Allen, who then lived downstairs from the victim's apartment, yelled derogatory homophobic slurs at the victim and threatened to come upstairs and cut the victim's throat.
The Superior Court in Androscoggin County will hold a hearing on the case, probably within the next few months. The Attorney General expressed his appreciation for the investigation conducted by the Lewiston Police Department.
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