On July 22, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department charged an 18-year-old gay man with filing a false police report after he accused his father of assault.
“After conducting a thorough investigation and the lack of any forensic evidence to support the allegation of the assault, Dwight Clark Ables has been charged with 1 count of Filing a False Police report. He turned himself in today at the Anderson County Sheriff’s office,” read a press release from the Department’s Public Information Officer Suzanne Griffin.
Ables is currently being held at the Anderson County Detention Center where he awaits a bond hearing.
South Carolina: Straight dad beats gay son with baseball bat. Chases boy from home
An 18-year-old returning from a Pride festival in South Carolina was assaulted by his father with a baseball bat.
IndependentMail.com [in Anderson, South Carolina] reports:
“During the assault, the teen’s 49-year-old father yelled, cursed, swung a baseball bat, prayed and tried to ‘cast the demon of homosexuality out of him’…
“The teen told deputies that his father ‘has a problem with him being gay and that is why he hit him with the baseball bat Sunday’…”