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Detroit man sentenced after pretending to be interested in gay man to lure, rob him

Could serve 15 years for unarmed robbery

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DETROIT – A Detroit man was sentenced Thursday for an April robbery in which he lured a gay man from a gas station to rob him.

Officials said 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, officials said.

Frost placed something on the victim's head and used a gay slur while taking money from his pockets, officials said.

Frost was sentenced to 29 months to 15 years in prison for one count of unarmed robbery.

The case was prosecuted by Special Prosecutor Jaimie Powell Horowitz of the Fair Michigan Justice Project, a program that assists Michigan law enforcement officers and prosecutors in solving serious crimes against lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender persons.

“This case illustrates the danger that LGBTQ people face during their everyday activities," Fair Michigan President Dana Nessel said. "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."

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