3 charged in Center City beating free on bail

The three Bucks County residents charged with beating a gay couple during a night out on the town in Center City Philadelphia have been released on bail.

According to KYW-TV, 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.

Municicpal court docket sheets indicate that Williams and Knott posted $25,000 bail and Harrigan 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 who were attacked 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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