Police Seek Suspect in Sex Assault of Transgender Female

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    Metropolitan police are searching for a man in connection with the sexual assault of a transgender female early Saturday morning.

    Detectives said the victim accepted a ride from the suspect in the area of the 1100 block of Atlas Court in northeast Washington. They said when the victim got inside the vehicle, the suspect drove to a nearby alley, produced a handgun, and sexually assaulted her.

    The suspect is described as a black man in his twenties, with short curly hair, dark complexion, slim build, and was last seen wearing a black shirt and pants.  The suspect was driving a gold four-door Lexus, possibly an ES 350.

    Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099.  Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.