Lee Mouat is facing 10 years in prison for using violence because of the color of his victim’s skin. A white supremacist has pleaded guilty to beating a Black teen in his mouth with a bicycle lock stemming from a racist encounter at a Michigan beach last June. Lee Mouat, a 43-year-old white man, admitted he carried out the violent crime specifically because the teenager — Devin Freelon Jr. — was Back. Mouat’s guilty plea comes as hate crimes across the country have been growing. USA Today reported that Mouat pleaded guilty this Wednesday. Mouat now faces up to 10 years in prison. NewsOne previously reported that Mouat was charged by federal prosecutors with a hate crime for “willfully causing bodily injury to an African-American teenager because of the teenager’s race.” But the devil was in the details as Mouat was also accused of repeatedly calling a group of Black teens the N-word before retrieving a bike lock from his car and using it to hit Freelon, 18, in the face, breaking his jaw and knocking out several teeth. All because they allegedly would not turn down the music they were playing on a portable speaker.

via blackamericaweb: ‘N—ers Don’t Belong’: White Supremacist Admits Beating Teen With Bike Lock, Pleads Guilty

siehe auch: Michigan man pleads guilty to smashing teen’s face with bike lock because he was Black. Nine months after a Black teenager had his teeth smashed out at a Michigan beach, the man who pummeled his face with a bike chain admitted in federal court that his actions were about hate, attacking the teen because of his race. Lee Mouat, 43, of Newport, Michigan, faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to willfully causing bodily injury to an 18-year-old because of the teen’s race. He entered his plea before U.S. District Judge Stephen J. Murphy, III. The incident happened at Sterling State Park in Monroe, where Mouat confronted a group of Black teenagers, including the victim, Devin Freelon Jr., 18. Court records show that before Mouat pulled out the bike chain, he told Freelon that Blacks weren’t welcome at the beach and that Black lives don’t matter.