NYC boy, 17, arrested in attack on transgender teen: cops


A 17-year-old boy has been charged with hate crimes for allegedly hitting a transgender teenage girl, police officers said.

The suspect – who could not be identified due to his age – approached the 15-year-old victim around 3:15 p.m. on Jan. 18 on Pennsylvania Avenue near Liberty Avenue in New Lots and punched her while speaking anti-transgender made statements, the police said.

The victim refused medical treatment for minor facial injuries.

The suspect was arrested at his school, East Brooklyn Community High School on Kings Highway, around 11:30 a.m. Thursday, according to police sources.

He was charged with assault as a hate crime and assault, police said.

It was unclear on Friday whether the teenagers knew each other. NYC boy, 17, arrested in attack on transgender teen: cops


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