Transgender woman convicted of sexually assaulting 10-year-old girl in bathroom

Miguel Martinez who also uses the name Michelle was convicted of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old inside a bathroom

A transgender Wyoming woman is facing up to 70 years in prison after being convicted on Thursday of sexually assaulting a child. The girl then said Martinez penetrated her.

The child was taken to the hospital, where nurses performed a sexual assault exam and found redness and abrasions. She told police that Martinez asked her to come into a bathroom with her before touching her breasts and genitalia and penetrating her.

After the report of the assault, police found Martinez passed out on a couch, too drunk to even stand, the Casper Star Tribune reported.

"It hurt inside", the girl told an officer, according to the New York Post.

According to court documents, a breath test showed Martinez was drunk on the night of the assault, with a blood alcohol level of.218, nearly three times the legal driving limit. Police said when they questioned her, she became "noticeably hostile and defensive", and denied the charges.

After the incident, the girl told her mother who reported the crime to authorities.

Miguel Martinez, who calls himself Michelle, according to his attorney, could face up to 70 years in prison, the Casper Star-Tribune reported.

Martinez pleaded not guilty to both counts.

Martinez said the accusations were a "publicity stunt" before refusing to speak further with the detective. She was found guilty after a four-day trial and will be sentenced at a later date, the newspaper reports.



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