2 teens arrested in Salem homophobic graffiti case


Suspects were arrested on Aug. 20

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Two suspects have been arrested on bias crime charges in connection with the homophobic graffiti sprayed on the property of a Salem teen in July.

A Northeast Salem resident filed a police report on July 27 when she and her 16-year-old son woke up to homophobic slurs spray-painted on their house, their car, and a rock thrown through a window.

The son, who identifies as bisexual, used chalk to make a big rainbow and flags in his driveway supporting the LGBTQ community after the incident occurred.

Suspects were arrested on August 20. Both suspects are teenagers themselves, so no names will be released. No other suspects are thought to be involved.

KOIN 6 News will continue to update this story when new information is available.

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