Derrick Horton / Ralayzia Taylor (USA)

Derrick Horton

Derrick Horton / Ralayzia Taylor

In 2016 Derrick Horton, a man who identifies as a woman named Ralayzia Taylor, sexually assaulted a 15-year-old boy in a public park in Charlotte, NC.  Shortly after, the teen and two friends allegedly struck Taylor with a hatchet several times, leaving deep wounds on his back.

“Taylor, also known as Derrick Horton, is charged with two felonies: statutory sex offense with a child 15 or younger and felony indecent liberties with a child. Both are felonies. The former is classified as a much more serious B1 crime, which under North Carolina law carries a maximum sentence in Taylor’s case of more than 30 years in prison.”

All three teens were charged with attempted murder.  “Dajion Tanner and Destiny Dagraca, both 18, were also charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, kidnapping and felony conspiracy” while the details of the case against the 15-year-old (the victim of sexual assault who allegedly hit Taylor with the hatchet) remain unknown because he was a juvenile at the time of his arrest.

Unsurprisingly, LGBT advocates in Charlotte allege Taylor “has been singled out because she is transgender” and have raised almost $10k on YouCaring in support of Taylor, who sexually assaulted a child.  Shameful.

Transgender woman faces far tougher sentence than teens who attacked her with hatchet — Charlotte Observer