Police Identify Four Suspects in Assault on Transgender Woman in Midtown

By Mathew Katz on March 4, 2013 4:31pm | Updated on March 4, 2013 4:46pm

MIDTOWN — Police are looking for four men they believe sexually assaulted a transgender woman at gunpoint in a Midtown hotel early Thursday morning.

Cops are looking for Wayne Green, Kalif Halie, Domique Fennel and Jorge Castro in connection with the alleged early-morning attack in a hotel on West 57th Street. The men are described as between 18 and 28 years old.

According to cops, the 27-year-old woman was in a hotel room with one of the men, but kicked him out after an argument.

The man returned later with a gun, and brought three other men with him.

The men then sexually assaulted the victim at 2:15 a.m. as one brandished the firearm and threatened to shoot the woman if she did not stop screaming, police said. All of the men fled after the alleged attack, cops said.

Cops had originally suspected there were three men involved in the alleged attack. 

The victim was taken to Roosevelt Hospital and treated for bruises and abrasions.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS. Members of the public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or by texting tips to CRIMES (274637), then entering TIP577.

 

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