CRIME

Woman Arrested In Twerking-Related Sex Assault

"I felt 100 percent violated. I felt really humiliated."

Washington, D.C., police have arrested one of two women accused of sexually assaulting a man by groping and twerking on him at a convenience store last month.

Ayanna Marie Knight, 22, of Las Vegas, was arrested late Tuesday night and charged with third-degree sexual abuse, according to NBC Washington.

Police are still looking for the second woman.

The arrest came a day after they released a surveillance video of the Oct. 7 incident, at a store on the 1700 block of New York Avenue.

The footage shows a woman wearing a silver dress rubbing her butt against the front of the man who asked not to be identified.

When the victim backs away, another woman in a short red dress makes several attempts to cozy up to him. She also appears to touch the inseam of his pants.

Police have not said whether they believe Knight was wearing the red or the silver dress.

The victim told Fox 5 DC that the two female suspects also flashed him while he pumped gas and followed him as he called police.

“You don’t know who these people are. I was afraid of my safety," he told the station. "Like I said, I thought they were either transvestites, or women, or men dressed like women.” 

The victim said when he asked the cashier for help, the man replied, "What do you want me to do?"

The ordeal left the victim feeling humiliated.

"I was assaulted sexually," he told NBC Washington. "I felt 100 percent violated. I felt really humiliated also, because when someone is just grabbing your body parts without your permission, no matter who it is, that's just a violation completely."

DC police told the station that Knight has two prior arrests for prostitution.

Anyone with information on the case and Knight's accomplice is asked to contact DC police at (202) 727-9099.

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