Teen Charged With Kidnapping Gay Man, Holding Him Hostage and Torturing Him
A Framingham teenager has been charged with a hate crime after authorities say he held a man captive for four days.
Jackson Sugrue, 19, was arrested at his Belknap Road home Saturday night after a man told police that Sugrue had held him against his will in a Concord Street apartment without food or water for four days, multiple media outlets have reported.
According to the MetroWest Daily News, the 50-year-old man had been beaten with a bat and escaped with only a pair of pants on. The man was taken to MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham, where he told authorities that he had been held in his apartment beneath the Philadelphia Baptist Church in Framingham.
The alleged victim told authorities that he had been spending time with Sugrue over the past few weeks, the newspaper reported.
Sugrue was charged with a hate crime because he allegedly made references to the man's sexual preference while hitting him, according to NBC Boston.
The alleged victim told the television station that Sugrue had beat him with a fire extinguisher and a coffee table.
Both Sugrue's mother and his lawyer told media outlets that they believe Sugrue was taken advantage of by the older man.
"He became obsessed with my son," Terry Sugrue told the MetroWest Daily News.
Sugrue was arraigned in Framingham District Court Monday on charges of a hate crime, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery and intimidation of a witness.
He was held on $1,000 bail and ordered to stay away from the alleged victim, according to the MetroWest Daily News. He is due back in court Aug. 1 from a pretrial conference.