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2 women accused of sexually assaulting transgender person at NC bar

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) -- Two women were arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a transgender person at a bar in Raleigh, North Carolina, records show.

An incident report states that the victim reported on Dec. 10, 2018 being forcibly fondled at the Milk Bar. According to the 911 call, the victim, a transgender woman, reported being assaulted in the bathroom at the bar. 

Arrest records show 38-year-old Amber Harrell and 31-year-old Jessica Fowler were arrested in connection to the assault. Both are charged with second-degree kidnapping and sexual battery.

The victim said in the 911 call that two women in the bathroom were joking about the victim's genitalia. One of the women also pulled her shirt up and pushed the victim up against the wall, according to the call.

The three then went to the bar. According to the victim's 911 call, the bartender could tell the victim was uncomfortable and asked the two women to stop.

The victim also suffered a panic attack in the bathroom, according to the call.

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