A 16-year-old Louisville, Kentucky teen had her jaw broken in several places and teeth knocked out of her mouth by a group of adult men witnesses say beat her for being gay. The men yelled anti-gay slurs while attacking her.
The girl was with two teen male friends when the attack happened, 9 News reports:
Andi Hornback, the mother of the two boys, got a call after 1:00 Tuesday morning. Her sons, ages 13 and 15, had slipped out of the house for a quick walk to a store around the corner.
"My son called me and said 'Mom, can you come meet us because we feel uncomfortable," she says. "There are four grown-ups following us a little too close."
The boys said the men started yelling anti-gay slurs toward the teen girl before they could give their mom the exact location over the phone.
The attack happened in front of two churches.
Said family friend Brenda Hickerson: "Her jaw is broken in several places and she has to have a plate put in her jaw. She has teeth knocked out of her mouth and she has scrapes and bruises. She was on the ground with blood just pouring out of her face, These grown men put her on the ground, kicked her in her stomach, kicked her in her face and punched her in the face and kept going until a bystander yelled stop and called 911."
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