02/27/2013 04:44 pm ET

Man Convicted In Noose Attack Sentenced To Write Black History Essay

COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — An Alsip man who pleaded guilty to putting a noose around a black teen's neck was ordered by a judge to write an essay about the history of blacks being lynched in America.

Matthew Herrmann, 19, was originally charged with felonies — including hate crime — for the racially charged attack.

He and two other white teens were accused of luring the victim — a student at Brother Rice High School — to one of their Beverly homes in the 1600 block of West 100th Place on Dec. 23, 2011.

Read more on DNAinfo Chicago