2 accused of beating roommate in sex abuse retaliation plot

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) Two Medford men have been charged with attempted murder in what authorities say was a plot to beat their roommate with a wrench and baton in retaliation for sexually assaulting two teenage girls.

As a result of the investigation into the beating, the victim was arrested and charged with sexual assault.

The attacks hadn't been previously reported to authorities.

The Medford Mail Tribune reported Tuesday that the suspects in the beating are 18-year-old Moses LaPorte and 19-year-old Christopher Garrett.

The sheriff's office spokeswoman says they lured 23-year-old Mark Alexander Tabor to a remote campground Saturday night with the ruse that it was a "guys' night."

But after he was hit, Tabor escaped and called authorities.

Tabor was booked into jail on sex abuse charges. LaPorte and Garrett were booked on charges of attempted murder and assault.


Information from: Mail Tribune,

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