Thu. Jan 28th, 2021
Lee James Mouat Jr., 44, of Newport, Michigan
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DETROIT, MI – A 42-year-old Monroe County man is now facing federal charges for an attack that he allegedly committed on an African-American teenager that was motivated by the teens race.

The Justice Department announced today that Lee James Mouat Jr., 42-years-old, of Newport, has been charged by criminal complaint in federal district court with violating 18 U.S.C. § 249 by willfully causing bodily injury to an African-American teenager because of the teenager’s race.

According to the affidavit in support of the criminal complaint, Mouat confronted a group of African-American teenagers, including the victim, at a state park in Monroe, Michigan. Lee Mouat repeatedly used racial slurs and said that African Americans had no right to use the public beach where the incident occurred. Mouat then struck one of the teens in the face with a bike lock, knocking out several of the victim’s teeth and fracturing his jaw.

The charge in the complaint is merely an allegation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. If convicted, Mouat faces a statutory maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

This case is being investigated by the FBI. Assistant U.S. Attorney Frances Carlson of the Eastern District of Michigan and Trial Attorney Tara Allison of the Civil Rights Division are prosecuting the case.

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One thought on “Monroe County Man Charged with Hate Crime in Attack on African-American Teenager”
  1. I’m just waiting to see if he makes BAIL and if his employer FIRES HIM. These RACISTS don’t seem to see the long term consequences of their actions, just like some politicians that fan the flames….

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