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Balto. Co. police search for man they say assaulted transgender woman in Milford Mill

Update: All charges were dismissed at a preliminary hearing Nov. 25, 2015 because the alleged victim did not cooperate in the case, according to the Baltimore County state's attorney's office.


Original story (July 31, 2015)

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Baltimore County police are searching for a man they say sexually assaulted a transgender woman in a wooded area of Milford Mill after meeting her online.

Police said Friday they have obtained an arrest warrant charging Tavon James Horton, 24, of Milford Mill, with first-degree assault, first-degree sex offense and other charges. They said they consider him "armed and dangerous."

The victim, 31, had met Horton online, police said. They got acquainted on Facebook and agreed to meet in person.

After meeting about 6 p.m. this past Saturday, they went for a walk, police said. Eventually, Horton allegedly took out a handgun, pointed it at the victim and told her to enter a tree-lined area around a field. Police say he sexually assaulted her there.

When they left the wooded area, he ran off, they said.

Anyone with information on Horton is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

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