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Florida Man Says Boyfriend’s Family Blinded Him for 'Turning' Son Gay

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permanently blinded in a brutal beating told police he was ambushed by the family of the young man with whom he was having a sexual relationship.

The victim, whose name is withheld due to Marsy’s Law, said the family was upset he had allegedly “turned” their son gay. The man initially told police he had no memory of the incident which took place August 6 last year, but now says he was only trying to protect his former boyfriend who was arrested along with his mother, father, and brother for their alleged roles in the assault.Local CBS affiliate WFOR obtained a copy of the newly released arrest warrant which contained previously unknown facts about the case.

The victim, 31, lives in Pompano Beach and told deputies with the Broward Sheriff’s Office he had been in a relationship with Oleh Makarenko for roughly nine months prior to the attack.The victim said Makarenko came to him in July 2021 and revealed his father and mother, Yevhen and Inna Makarenko, had learned of their relationship.

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