Trans Woman Sexually Assaulted In Bathroom At Stonewall Inn

According to police, a man violently groped and raped the victim.

A trans woman was sexually assaulted in the bathroom at the historic Stonewall Inn, according to police reports.

The attack happened around 11:40 p.m. Saturday night, reports Gothamist, when the 25-year-old victim was inside a single-occupancy unisex bathroom.

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The woman left the bar after the incident, but returned an hour later and called 911.

She told police that a man came into the bathroom claiming to just need to wash his hands, but proceeded to grope and rape her before fleeing.

No arrests have been made, but police are looking for a man in his 30s.

The Stonewall Inn, site of the historic Stonewall Riots of 1969, received landmark status last year.

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