(Springfield, OR) -- A Springfield man is charged with a federal hate crime for using the internet to target and brutally assault a gay man because of his sexual orientation. The U.S. Attorney for Oregon says an investigation found Daniel McGee used the app Grindr to meet a gay man online. On July 5th, he allegedly went to the man's apartment and beat him with a wooden club. Investigators say McGee used the internet to plan the assault, buy the weapon, and get tips on how to avoid getting caught. The victim suffered life-threatening injuries. McGee is being held until his next court appearance.