Prosecutors allege the suspect became violent when, after an intimate encounter, he discovered his partner was a transgender woman.
A 23-year-old Woodinville man has been charged with a hate crime for attacking a Seattle transgender woman after they’d had a sexual encounter.
King County prosecutors on Monday charged Anthony Del-Toro with malicious harassment and felony harassment. A judge issued a warrant for his arrest and set bail at $100,000.
In a probable-cause affidavit, a Seattle police detective wrote that Del-Toro went to the woman’s South Seattle apartment on Jan. 10 and the two co-workers engaged in a sexual activity. Del-Toro later discovered her bus pass from before she became female, and became upset. The victim identifies as female.
Charging documents say he punched her in the face and threatened her. She fled to another area of the apartment complex. When she returned, she found TVs and other items in her apartment broken.
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Prosecutors say Del-Toro’s criminal history includes a conviction for animal cruelty in 2012 and two assault convictions.