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[NYT] Korean man charged for attacking Chinese women in Queens

February 12, 2016

[THE NEW YORK TIMES] — A Queens man who said he disliked Chinese people has been charged with hate crimes after robbing and assaulting two Chinese women, prosecutors said on Thursday.

The man, Key S. Lee, who is Korean, faces counts of robbery and assault as hate crimes, as well as other charges, in connection with two episodes in Flushing, Queens, the most recent on Wednesday, according to a statement from the Queens district attorney’s office.

“I don’t like the Chinese,” Mr. Lee, 34, said, according to prosecutors, “and I went to Flushing to look for Chinese people.”

Mr. Lee, himself a resident of Flushing, was ordered held on $1 million bail. His lawyer did not immediately respond to messages for comment. [READ MORE]