Michigan man faces hate crime charge in bike lock attack on teen

Lee Mouat, a Newport, Michigan man, faces hate crime charges for allegedly attacking a teen...
Lee Mouat, a Newport, Michigan man, faces hate crime charges for allegedly attacking a teen with a bike lock at a state park near Monroe, Michigan.(WTVG)
Published: Feb. 11, 2021 at 4:23 PM EST
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DETROIT (WTVG) - A Newport, Michigan man faces hate crime charges for allegedly attacking a teen with a bike lock at a state park near Monroe, Michigan.

Lee James Mouat, 42, was accused of beating Devin Freelon, 18 in June. The hate-crime charges against Mouat were filed in federal court in Detroit on Wednesday.

Investigators say the suspect was intoxicated and screamed racial slurs at the teen.

The alleged assault left Freelon with missing teeth and severe injuries to his face.

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