Alleged MS-13 member convicted of threatening boys to join gang

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An alleged MS-13 gang member has been convicted of using threats to try and recruit new members.

Prosecutors say Juan Lopez approached the victims on a soccer field last year.

"Just days after the quadruple homicide in Central Islip, this defendant Juan Lopez and MS-13 forces, along with others, approached the victims -  young Latino boys in Huntington Station and threatened them to join the M-S-13 gang," says Suffolk District Attorney Tim Sini.

He allegedly told the boys that if they resisted they'd end up dead in a park.

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