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Three children accused of attacking lesbian couple in alleged hate crime

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — A lesbian couple in southeastern Missouri are recovering from an alleged attack by three neighborhood youths in what the couple claims is hate crime motivated by the sibling’s discrimination of their sexual orientation.

Jeana Terry and Lisa Lange of Cape Girardeau, Mo., said they were attacked on July 24, by three children who live in a house down the street from them, reported the Southeastern Missourian.

The suspects — two girls, ages 16 and 13, and their 11-year-old brother — were taken into custody in the Mississippi County Regional Juvenile Detention Center, and charged with assault and burglary.

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