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Brockton Man Charged With Punching Gay Man In Taunton

TAUNTON (CBS) – A Brockton man is accused of attacking a gay man in Taunton.

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Michael Cates of Brockton is accused of attacking a gay man in Taunton. (WBZ-TV)

Michael Cates, 34, was ordered held without bail after he allegedly yelled a homosexual slur and punched a man in the face when the victim was outside his home with his husband. Police say Cates then got back in his car and drove off. A Pride flag was flying outside the home at the time.

The victim lost two teeth in the attack.

Cates will face a dangerousness hearing on Aug. 6

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