Bronx Transgender Woman Attacked by Grindr Date
Roxy Perez, 58, was punched multiple times in her apartment
BY TAT BELLAMY-WALKER
A Mexican transgender
woman was allegedly
brutally attacked by
a Grindr date in her
apartment in the Bronx on May 5.
Roxy Perez, 58, of the South
Bronx, said a man she met on the
app beat her after she repeatedly
declined his requests for sex. Following
the verbal dispute, the man
became aggressive and punched
Perez multiple times in the apartment,
NYPD spokesperson Sergeant
Edward Riley said in a statement.
“He kept pushing me,” Perez said
in a phone call to Gay City News.
“What part of ‘I don’t want to have
sex with you’ do you not understand?”
In the moments leading up to
the attack, the survivor said the
man sent her more than two dozen
A Mexican transgender woman said she was brutally attacked by a man she met on Grindr.
“I want to see you,” the perpetrator
allegedly wrote in a text message
to the victim. “I have to see you.”
“No, I am tired,” Perez replied.
However, the harassing messages
did not stop until she complied
with his invitation.
When the man arrived at Perez’s
apartment, he allegedly insisted
on coming upstairs despite her request
for him to wait 30 minutes
so she could get ready. When the
perpetrator entered Perez’s home,
he groped her, and then when she
asked him to leave, he accused her
of stealing his cell phone.
“If I don’t fi nd my cell phone,
I’m not leaving,” the perpetrator
threatened, according to Perez. As
Perez denied the man’s accusations,
he allegedly told her, “I want
to kill you.”
When Perez attempted to call
the police, Perez said the suspect
snatched the phone from the victim’s
hand and fl ed the scene. After
the alleged attack Perez suffered
a cut above her left eye, bruising,
and swelling on both sides of her
face. She was later transported to
Lincoln Hospital. No arrests have
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