https://www.wlwt.com/article/university-of-cincinnati-student-attacker-charged-hate-crime/41862478

MIANO YEAH, WELL, MIKE, INJURY THIS ALL HAPPENED DURING MOVING WEEK AT UC. THIS WAS AUGUST OF LAST YEAR AND I DID SPEAK WITH THE VICTIM TONIGHT AND HE WANTED TO HAVE HIS IDENTITY CONCEALED FOR HIS PROTECTION. AND HE GOES, GET AWAY FROM ME. YOU’RE ASIAN. THAT’S THE VICTIM WHO ONLY WANTS TO BE IDENTIFIED AS TYLER, REVEALING WHAT HE SAYS. 26 YEAR OLD DARIAN JOHNSON SAID MORE THAN A YEAR AGO TODAY. JOHNSON WAS INDICTED BY A FEDERAL GRAND JURY AND ARRESTED. AS I GO BACK TO YOUR COUNTRY. AND THEN SHE SAID, YOU KNOW, SHE GOES, YOU FLEW HERE LIKE I’M LIKE, I’M GOING TO KILL YOU. YOU’RE GOING TO DIE. AND, YOU KNOW, I JUST STOOD THERE. YOU KNOW, I WAS AND ALL LIKE, WOW, IS THIS REALLY HAPPENING TO ME? AND YOU KNOW, THAT’S WHEN PLACE TO ME THE INDICTMENTS SAYS VICTIM ONE HIT A PARKED CAR AS IS HEAD FELL. JOHNSON CONTINUED HIS ATTACK ON THE VICTIM WHO WAS BLEEDING ON THE GROUND. IT GOES ON TO SAY THE VICTIM SUFFERED AN ORBITAL CONTUSION, A FACIAL LACERATION AND AN ACUTE HEAD INJURY. TONIGHT, STUDENT LEADERS AT UC REACT TO THE HATE CRIME INDICTMENT. IT’S ALWAYS APPALLING HAVING IT SO CLOSE TO YOU IN YOUR COMMUNITY. ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING HOW DIRECT AND CLEAR AND VIOLENT THE INCIDENT WAS. NOW, JOHNSON JUST FINISHED SERVING A YEAR IN THE HAMILTON COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER. HE PLEADED GUILTY TO MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT AND CRIMINAL INTIMIDATION FOR THE INCIDENT. THE VICTIM SAYING HE’S HAD TO GO THROUGH THERAPY, BUT THE FEDERAL CHARGE IS A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. I FEEL REALLY HOPEFUL THAT THINGS ARE GOING TO GO INTO THE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. AND I HOPE HE GETS THE MENTAL TREATMENT HE NEEDS. NOW, IF CONVICTED OF A FEDERAL HATE CRIME DEGREE AND JOHNSON COULD FACE UP TO TEN YEARS IN PRISON

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University of Cincinnati student speaks out after his attacker is charged with a federal hate crime

A Cincinnati man is charged with a federal hate crime. He was arrested Thursday morning, and accused of physically assaulting an Asian American student.

A Cincinnati man is charged with a federal hate crime. He was arrested Thursday morning, and accused of physically assaulting an Asian American student, at the University of Cincinnati during move-in week of August 2021.”He goes, ‘Get away from me, you Asian,'” said the victim, who only want to be identified as Tyler.He was reliving what he says 26-year-old Darrin Johnson said more than a year ago. Johnson was indicted by a federal grand jury and arrested. “He was like, go back to your country. And then he said, like you, he goes, ‘You’ve got the kung flu here. Like, I’m like, I’m going to kill you. You’re going to die,’ and you know, I just stood there, you know, I was and all like, wow, is this really happening to me? And, you know, that’s when he punched me,” the victim said.The indictment says, “Victim-1 hit a parked car with his head as he fell. Johnson continued his attack on victim-1, who was bleeding on the ground…”It goes on to say the victim suffered “…an orbital contusion, facial laceration, and acute head injury.” Student leaders at the University of Cincinnati are reacting to the hate crime indictment. “It’s always appalling having it so close to you in your community, especially considering how direct and clear and violent the incident was,” said Sanjaly Geevarghese, president of the Asian Pacific American Law Student AssociationJohnson just finished serving a year in the Hamilton County Justice Center. He pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and criminal intimidation for the incident. The victim said he’s had to go through therapy but the federal charge is a step in the right direction.”I feel really hopeful that things are going to go into the right direction. And I hope he gets the mental treatment he needs,” the victim said. If convicted of a federal hate crime, Johnson could face up to 10 years in prison.

A Cincinnati man is charged with a federal hate crime. He was arrested Thursday morning, and accused of physically assaulting an Asian American student, at the University of Cincinnati during move-in week of August 2021.

“He goes, ‘Get away from me, you Asian,'” said the victim, who only want to be identified as Tyler.

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He was reliving what he says 26-year-old Darrin Johnson said more than a year ago. Johnson was indicted by a federal grand jury and arrested.

“He was like, go back to your country. And then he said, like you, he goes, ‘You’ve got the kung flu here. Like, I’m like, I’m going to kill you. You’re going to die,’ and you know, I just stood there, you know, I was and all like, wow, is this really happening to me? And, you know, that’s when he punched me,” the victim said.

The indictment says, “Victim-1 hit a parked car with his head as he fell. Johnson continued his attack on victim-1, who was bleeding on the ground…”

It goes on to say the victim suffered “…an orbital contusion, facial laceration, and acute head injury.”

Student leaders at the University of Cincinnati are reacting to the hate crime indictment.

“It’s always appalling having it so close to you in your community, especially considering how direct and clear and violent the incident was,” said Sanjaly Geevarghese, president of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association

Johnson just finished serving a year in the Hamilton County Justice Center. He pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and criminal intimidation for the incident.

The victim said he’s had to go through therapy but the federal charge is a step in the right direction.

“I feel really hopeful that things are going to go into the right direction. And I hope he gets the mental treatment he needs,” the victim said.

If convicted of a federal hate crime, Johnson could face up to 10 years in prison.

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