ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – Two men have been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for their involvement in a hate crime against a gay man in Atlanta.
Nineteen-year-old Christopher Cain and 20-year-old Dorian Moragne were sentenced Wednesday for beating Brandon White.
It was the first time federal prosecutors have filed hate crime charges based on sexual orientation in Georgia.
The federal sentences will run concurrently with five-year state prison sentences the men received last year. A third man, Darael Williams, was also sentenced to serve five years in state prison.
Officials have said White was walking out of a store in Atlanta’s Pittsburgh neighborhood in February 2012 when he became the target of an unprovoked beating. White didn’t report the incident to police until cellphone footage of it surfaced on the Internet.