Boston Police Monday arrested a man in the hate crime attack on an Asian American couple in New York’s Koreatown May 23, reports Patch.
Prosecutors accuse Marc Jensen, 33, of approaching a man and a woman, both 39, getting into an Uber at about 1:30am on West 32nd Street, spitting at the woman and physically attacking the man. Jensen allegedly used anti-Asian slurs during the attack, contributing to his hate crime charge.
Police say that Jensen, who lives in a ultra-luxury building in Boston’s South Seaport grabbed the man, tossed him to the ground, and then proceeded to kick him multiple times in the legs, fleeing as bystanders intervened. The man suffered minor injuries to his leg and refused treatment at the scene, while the woman avoided physical injury.
AM New York reports Jansen has been charged with hate crime assault and aggravated harassment.
Depending on whether he is being charged in the first, second or third degree for hate crime assault, and in the first or second degree for aggravated harassment, he could face very different sentences.
In the scenario Jansen is charged with first-degree hate crime assault and aggravated harassment, he would face class B and E felonies, the former having a sentence of five to twenty-five years, and the latter between one and five years.
If is charged in the second and third degrees, Jansen faces a Class A misdemeanor and a violation, with maximums of 364 and 15 days in jail, respectively.
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