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Transgender Woman Sexually Assaulted at Historic Gay Bar

A New York City landmark, the Stonewall Inn is where the modern gay rights movement got started

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    Transgender Woman Sexually Assaulted at the Stonewall Inn: NYPD

    A 25-year-old transgender woman was sexually assaulted twice by the same man in the bathroom of the historic Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, according to the NYPD. Gus Rosendale reports. (Published Tuesday, March 29, 2016)

    A 25-year-old transgender woman was sexually assaulted twice by the same man in the bathroom of the historic Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, according to the NYPD. 

    The victim was in a stall in the bathroom of the Stonewall about 11:40 p.m. Saturday when a man in his 30s walked in and fondled and sexually assaulted her, authorities said. The suspect fled, but returned a short time later and fondled the victim again.

    The man fled after the second assault and has not been arrested, police said.

    On Tuesday, authorities released video of the suspect inside the bar around the time of the attack. He was seen wearing a shiny gray suit and could be seen lingering outside a bathroom at the bar. It's not clear whether the footage was captured immediately following one of the attacks.

    Investigators told NBC 4 New York that the suspect was a regular at the bar.

    The historic tavern is where a 1969 uprising over police harassment is credited with kicking off the modern gay rights movement.

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo officiated his first wedding of a same-sex couple outside the inn after the Supreme Court made gay marriage legal across the country in 2015. Gay marriage was legalized in New York in 2011.

    The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission voted in June to give the Stonewall Inn landmark status.

    New York legislators have launched a campaign to designate the inn as the first national park site honoring LGBT history.