Alleged member of white supremacist group arrested

(Milford-AP, Nov. 27, 2003 6:11 AM) _ Milford police have charged an 18-year-old alleged white supremacist with attacking a juvenile who refused to join his group.

Roy Watanabe of Milford was arraigned in Superior Court yesterday on charges of risk of injury to a minor, threatening, third-degree assault and breach of peace. He posted a 20-thousand dollar bond.

Police say Watanabe, a sophomore at Jonathan Law High School with no previous criminal record, shoved a 15-year-old boy to the ground and kicked him in the mouth Tuesday. They say the assault happened after the boy refused to join the White Wolves group.

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The White Wolves have been linked to bias incidents in Stratford and Trumbull.

Watanabe’s mother says he is a good person and not a racist. She believes the incident resulted from a feud her son had with the victim and was not connected with the white supremacist group.

Stratford police department records list Watanabe as a member of the White Wolves.

He is due back in court on December 17th.

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Nov. 27, 2003

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