BY BTL STAFF
A Detroit man was sentenced Sept. 28 for an April robbery in which he lured a gay man from a gas station to rob him.
Officials told WDIV ClickOnDetroit that Johnny Frost and another person met a gay man at a gas station. Frost pretended to be interested in the man and lured him to a dark, quiet location. Frost placed something on the victim’s head and used a gay slur while taking money from his pockets, according to the report.
Frost was sentenced to 29 months to 15 years in prison for one count of unarmed robbery.
The case was prosecuted by Jaimie Powell Horowitz, special prosecutor for the Fair Michigan Justice Project, a non-profit organization created in July 2016 to prosecute hate crimes against the LGBTQ community in partnership with Wayne County Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy.
“This case illustrates the danger that LGBTQ people face during their everyday activities,” said Dana Nessel, president of the FMJP, in a statement. “The Fair Michigan Justice Project, in association with the Prosecutor’s Office and the Detroit Police, is committed to vigorously prosecuting serious crimes against the LGBTQ community.”