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Alleged Hate Crime Suspect Extradited to SLC

A 20-year-old man who allegedly assaulted a gay male last August was booked into the Salt Lake County Metro Jail on the morning of Feb. 10.

Fa Junior Moi Moi was extradited from Honolulu over the weekend. He faces two counts of aggravated assault (both first degree felonies) and one count of assault, a Class A misdemeanor charge in connection with an Aug. 9 incident on Churchill Drive.

Moi Moi allegedly attacked an 18-year-old gay man and two other people at the popular youth hang out after a female with him asked the victim if he was gay. The victim told police that Moi Moi assaulted him when he didn’t respond and tried to walk away. The victim has since undergone reconstructive surgery on his orbital bone — the series of seven bones surrounding the eyeball.

If Moi Moi is convicted, he could face five years to life in prison and a $10,000 fine for each count.
Last November, the Salt Lake City Police Department put Moi Moi on its “most wanted” list, a move which may have speeded up Moi Moi’s capture.

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