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AG BRINGS CIVIL RIGHTS ACTION AGAINST CALAIS STUDENT IN ANTI-GAY ASSAULT AT SCHOOL
August 3, 2004
AUGUST 3, 2004
CHRISTINA MOYLAN, ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL, 207-626-8838
Attorney General Steven Rowe today announced that his office has filed a civil enforcement action in Washington County Superior Court under the Maine Civil Rights Act against a
The defendant stated multiple times starting in early March of this year that he intended to fight the victim after hearing rumors that the victim was gay. The defendant challenged the victim to meet him in the school weight room to fight. When the victim did not show up, the defendant sought him out in the cafeteria and committed the violent assault.
The Attorney General’s complaint seeks to permanently enjoin the defendant from any further threats or acts of violence, property damage, or trespass against the victim or others motivated by bias.
Attorney General Rowe said, “The primary purpose of civil rights education and enforcement is to ensure that schools will be safe for
Attorney General Rowe commended the Calais Police Department for its investigation of the incident. The department referred the case to Rowe’s office for this action under the Maine Civil Rights Act.
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