Miguel Martinez, a man who identifies as a transgender woman named Michelle, is on trial for allegedly sexually assaulting a 10-year old girl in a bathroom in Wyoming.
The local media has reported that Martinez was a ‘family friend’ of the little girl.
His trial began on Monday (expected to end in 4 days), the Billings Gazette reported, where it was revealed he apparently invited the girl into the bathroom with him. There he continued to fondle her breasts and genitalia, then escalated the assault to rape by penetration.
The Casper Star Tribune reported the girl started to cry as she said to police that “it hurt inside” her.
Nurses stated they “completed a sexual assault exam and found redness and abrasions on the girl’s genitalia,” reported the Gazette.
The police were told by Martinez that the 10-year-old girl had been ‘talking crap’, saying the accusations were a ‘publicity stunt’, local reporters claim.
If found guilty Martinez will be charged with one count of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor and one count of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor.