Police investigating assault of transgender woman in Charleston

Charleston County News

Courtesy: MGN

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston Police Department released an incident report on Monday, October 21 about an assault of a transgender woman that was reported on Thursday, October 17.

According to the report, officers were made aware of the assault through the victim’s Facebook page.

Officers were able to make contact with the victim via Facebook Messenger and phone calls to gather information on the incident.

Anna Foster, 20, said that, at around 2:00 AM and 3:00 AM, she was on the corner of Meeting St. and Calhoun St. when she was approached by three unknown subjects, who called her derogatory names and proceeded to assault her.

The Alliance for Full Acceptance (AFFA) did release a statement saying the “AFFA takes all reports of violence very seriously— paying particularly close attention to any acts of violence perpetrated against the most vulnerable members of our LGBTQ community.”

“Members of our transgender community are often the targets of violence and the Alliance For Full Acceptance stands ready to support this community member in receiving any services that are needed and in reporting the crime and in order to seek full justice.”

Chase Glenn, Executive Director, AFFA

The Charleston Police Department is currently investigating the incident.

Count on us for more updates as they’re made available.

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