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Oregon man went after LGBTQ+ victims in Boise. Here’s his prison term in hate crimes case

Posted on AllSides November 2nd, 2023
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Victims filled a courtroom Thursday afternoon to see the sentencing of a man involved in what advocates said was the first federal anti-LGBTQ+ hate crime case ever prosecuted in Idaho. Originally charged with a litany of crimes by Boise and Ada County authorities, Matthew Lehigh, 32, of Oregon, pleaded guilty to two felony charges of violating the Hate Crimes Prevention Act for separate vehicular assaults, according to the Department of Justice. All of his crimes took place Oct. 5-12, 2022, in Boise, and he will spend the next three years...

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