Lafayette man indicted for attempted murder of gay man plot, to kidnap and murder other gay men | #facebookdating | #tinder | #pof


A warning tonight, we are sharing disturbing new details in the federal indictment of a lafayette teenager accused of trying to kidnap and murder other gay men.

Chance Seneca was indicted on six federal charges.

According to prosecutors he used a dating app for gay and bisexual men to target his victims.

Before today, we only knew there was one victim…prosecutors say there are more.

According to the indictment, there are accusations against Seneca involving two other men, in addition to the victim we’ve reported on, Holden White.

According to the six count indictment, chance seneca tried to kidnap one man and successfully kidnapped two other men through his use of grindr, a dating application for gay and bisexual men.

The indictment alleges that seneca intended to dismember and keep parts of the victim’s body as trophies, mementos, and food.

We spoke with one of Seneca’s alleged victims Holden White in November, who raised concerns about Seneca’s Facebook page.

“This is a hate crime due to a fact that he made it a point to choose a gay man on a gay app, he made sure i was a gay man and then in the same breath, he also idolized Jefferey Dahmer. What Jeffery Dahmer did was he choose gay men and lured them back to his house and he would kill them,” White explained.

White was left with severe wounds after the attack.

“It wasn’t just one swipe. It was literally him sawing into my wrist and I was like screaming and crying in pain.”

Following Thursday’s announcement, white gave us this statement about Seneca saying, “He is getting what he deserves and justice will continue to be served.”

We reached out to P Flag, an LGBT advocacy group in Lafayette about Seneca’s indictment.

They released a statement commending the hard work of local, state and federal authorities and say the LGBT community is safer tonight.

If convicted, Seneca faces up to life in prison.

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