Transgender Woman Assaulted in Dupont Circle

By Kriston Capps
|  Tuesday, Aug 17, 2010  |  Updated 3:16 PM EDT
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Transgender Woman Assaulted in Dupont Circle

Gov. David Paterson signed a bill this morning that bans authorities from compiling the names and addresses of the hundreds of thousands of innocent people who are detained by police each year in stop-and-frisks but are not arrested.

A transgender woman was attacked on August 13 behind a building in Dupont Circle, the Washington Blade reports. That marks violent attack number seven against LGBT people in Northwest since June.

Police have not identified the victim, who was attacked in the rear of the 2000 block of P Street NW, the Blade's Lou Chibbaro Jr. reports. Chibbaro Jr. reports that police have a lead in the case, which was apparently reported as an incident of first-degree sexual abuse -- a serious sexual offense that can carry a sentence of 30 years, or even life.

On August 14, Metro Police Department officers arrested Marcus Mclean on the 2100 block of P Street NW in connection with the August 8 "pick-up" stabbing murder of Delando King. King was last seen on his Quincy Court NW apartment building's surveillance video, which captured him entering the building with a suspect believed to be Mclean -- who later left the building alone. 

Police say King's death had no connection with a spate of apparent anti-gay attacks on gay men between June 2 and July 30. No arrests have been made in those five assaults. It is unclear whether the sexual assault is related to the string of assaults against gay men.

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