Transgender Woman Reports Sexual Assault in D.C. Restaurant Bathroom

A transgender woman reported being sexually assaulted in the bathroom of a restaurant near Dupont Circle in northwest D.C. Thursday evening, police said.

The 29-year-old was attacked by a man at Level One in the 1600 block of R Street NW between 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., according to the police report.

But management at Level One says it didn’t open until 7 p.m. because of the Thanksgiving holiday. Two managers were the only people in the establishment between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. as they prepared to open, management said.

D.C.’s sex crime unit is looking for a man in his 20s standing 6-feet-1-inch to 6-feet-3-inches tall with a slim build and shoulder-length blond hair. He was wearing a dark blue hoodie; blue jeans; gray, black and red Nike cross-trainers and a college graduate ring on his right index finger.

“Our first priority is in ensuring that the survivor’s needs are addressed in the aftermath of the assault,” the DC Trans Coalition said.

Anyone with information about this case should contact police at 202-727-9099 or by text message at 50411.

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