A trans man attacked by 3 teens on Oregon
Oregon police are looking for three teenagers who allegedly attacked a transgender man, hitting him at least two times, and using a transgender insult, according to police.
On Tuesday evening, the officers of the Clackamas County Sheriff helped the victim, a 20-year-old transgender who was discovered clinging to cling to the banks of the Willamette River in Buna Ferry Park in Wilsonville, a town located about 25 miles away south of Portland.
The group of 3 teens hit the man two times
According to investigators, the victim said he met three male teenagers on Tuesday afternoon. They approached him to ask him if he had liquor, but he ignored the group.
The three suspects, whom everyone calls white teenagers, returned after about 45 minutes. One of them hit the victim at least twice. After the attack, the group disappeared with their iPhone.
The victim fell down in the river during the attack
During the clash, the victim fell into the river and had to sail for safety reasons. He tried to swim to the shore but got trapped in the middle in the mud as per the sources.
He was later found by deputies who were warned by a 911 call just before 18:00.
The trans man was sent to the hospital for treatment
The victim was found clinging to driftwood along the river bank. He told the police that he asked for help for about two hours. Doctors were also called because the deputies began to worry that the victim might experience hypothermia.
The officers have identified the case as a hate crime.
Police released summary sketches of two suspects on Thursday. The identity of the victim is not revealed yet.