Amber Harrell, 38, and Jessica Fowler, 31 were arrested for sexually assaulting a transgender woman in a Raleigh NC ladies bathroom. The two women, according to court documents entered the ladies room, pushed the victim against a wall and grabbed her crotch.
According to The News Reporter Jessica Leann Fowler, 31, and Amber Nicole Harrell, 38, both of Raleigh, have been charged with misdemeanor sexual battery and felony second-degree kidnapping, according to an arrest warrant and records filed with the City County Bureau of Identification.
The incident took place Dec. 9 at Milk Bar in the Glenwood South neighborhood, according to Raleigh police. Someone called 911 just after 2:30 p.m. the next day and said his friend, a transgender woman, encountered two women in the bar’s restroom.
The other woman started laughing, pulled up her shirt and asked the transgender woman if she wanted to see her breasts, the 911 caller said. One of the women also grabbed the victim’s buttocks, according to the caller.
The victim told the women “a number of times to stop,” the caller said.
Once they left the restroom, at least one of the women continued to grope the victim’s buttocks and stomach, according to the caller, who added that the bartender asked them to stop.
Fowler turned herself in to police Tuesday and was placed in the Wake County jail under a $30,000 bond, a magistrate reported.
Harrell turned herself in over the weekend was released from custody at the Wake County jail Monday morning after posting a $50,000 bail, a magistrate reported.