BOULDER, Colo. — An attack on a transgender man in Boulder, Colo., will be prosecuted as a hate crime.
Paul Wettengel has been charged with third-degree assault and a bias-motivated crime after police said he punched and groped a man who is transgender, reports KCNC. The Boulder police department identified the victim as “a 21-year-old transgender person who identifies as male.”
The attack occurred April 13 at a Boulder bus stop.
The additional charge of bias-motivated crime could result in Wettengel receiving a felony conviction and prison time.
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