Jury selection set to begin in federal hate crime case

LONDON, Ky. (WYMT) - Jury selection is expected to begin Tuesday in a federal hate crime case at the London Federal Courthouse.

20-year-old Anthony Ray Jenkins and 37-year-old Jason David Jenkins are charged in the case.

Officials say the two kidnapped a man in Harlan County and severely beat him because he is gay.

Prosecutors say this is the first federal case involving the sexual orientation section of the hate crimes law.

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