Charges dropped against Memphis man accused of hate crime - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Charges dropped against Memphis man accused of hate crime

Charles Lee (Source: Shelby County Jail) Charles Lee (Source: Shelby County Jail)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Charges have been dropped against a Memphis man who was charged with intimidation against the Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center.

Charles Lee allegedly sent a threatening letter to the center that contained hateful statements toward the LGBT community and had a German Swastika stamped on the front of it, as well as a bomb threat.

Lee pleaded guilty to the amended charge of harassment. He was sentenced to one year probation. As part of the probation, he was specifically ordered to have no contact with the community center, its employees or visitors.

The Tennessee Civil Rights intimidation law does not protect or extend to sexual orientation, but it does protect under the grounds of race, color, ancestry, religion or national origin.

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