CRIME

3 charged with beating gay couple during night out in Philadelphia are free on bail

  • In this undated combination of images provided by the Philadelphia Police Department, Philip R. Williams, left, Kathryn G. Knott and Kevin J. Harrigan are shown. The three suburban Philadelphia defendants are being charged in the beating of a gay couple during a late-night encounter on a city street. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department)

    In this undated combination of images provided by the Philadelphia Police Department, Philip R. Williams, left, Kathryn G. Knott and Kevin J. Harrigan are shown. The three suburban Philadelphia defendants are being charged in the beating of a gay couple during a late-night encounter on a city street. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department)  (The Associated Press)

  • This undated image provided by the Philadelphia Police Department, shows Philip R. Williams. Williams is charged along with two other suburban Philadelphia defendants in the beating of a gay couple during a late-night encounter on a city street. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department)

    This undated image provided by the Philadelphia Police Department, shows Philip R. Williams. Williams is charged along with two other suburban Philadelphia defendants in the beating of a gay couple during a late-night encounter on a city street. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department)  (The Associated Press)

  • This undated provided by the Philadelphia Police Department, shows Kathryn G. Knott. Knott is charged along with two other suburban Philadelphia defendants in the beating of a gay couple during a late-night encounter on a city street. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department)

    This undated provided by the Philadelphia Police Department, shows Kathryn G. Knott. Knott is charged along with two other suburban Philadelphia defendants in the beating of a gay couple during a late-night encounter on a city street. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department)  (The Associated Press)

The three young adults charged with beating a gay couple during a night out on the town in Philadelphia have been released on bail.

KYW-TV (http://cbsloc.al/1vgPGmm ) reports that 24-year-old Philip Williams of Warminster, 24-year-old Kathryn Knott of Southampton and 26-year-old Kevin Harrigan of Warrington left the police department's Central Detectives division at about 3:30 a.m. Thursday.

Court documents indicate that Williams and Harrigan posted $75,000 bail and Knott posted $50,000 bail. The three are charged with criminal conspiracy and two counts each of aggravated and simple assault, and reckless endangerment.

The couple told police a group hurled gay slurs and beat them when the two parties passed on a street Sept. 11. One man suffered serious facial injuries, including an orbital fracture, and had his jaw wired.

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Information from: KYW-TV, http://www.kywtv.com