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Transgender woman raped at Stonewall Inn: Police

The victim was attacked in the bars' unisex bathroom, according to police.

Police have released a surveillance image of a man they believe may have raped a transgender woman in a bathroom at The Stonewall Inn Saturday night.

The unidentified victim, 25, was in a unisex bathroom at the historic gay bar in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village when the attacker allegedly entered the bathroom, groped and sexually assaulted her, police said. The attack allegedly happened around 11:40 p.m.

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The NYPD'sGay Officers Action League tweeted out an image of the man and described him as a 250 pound, 45-year-old, Hispanic male who wore a grey suit and had a goatee.

The NYPD has also provided a surveillance video of the suspect.

The investigation is ongoing and those with information are encouraged to call 212-860-6857 orCrime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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The Stonewall Inn was given Historic Landmark status by New York City last year. The bar is noted as being the cradle of the modern American LGBT liberation movement.

Matt Lee is a web producer for Metro New York. He writes about almost everything and anything. Talk to him (or yell at him) on Twitter so he doesn’t feel lonely:@off_Yellow.

 
 
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