MISSOULA, Mont. — A man has pleaded guilty to falsely reporting to police that he was beaten for being gay in downtown Missoula, Mont., officials said.
Joseph Baken, 22, alleged he was beaten outside the Missoula Club Sunday morning in what appeared to be an act of gay-bashing. However, he pleaded guilty to falsifying a police report Tuesday morning.
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