Wyoming Man Who Identifies as Woman Convicted of Raping Girl in Residential Restroom

CASPER, Wy. — A Wyoming man who identifies as a woman has been convicted of sexually molesting a 10-year-old girl after luring her into the restroom.

Miguel Martinez, who also goes by Michelle, was found guilty of first-degree and second-degree sexual abuse of a minor by a 12-member jury on Wednesday.

According to reports, Martinez, a friend of the family, invited the girl into the restroom while he was visiting her apartment in March and then raped her.

He had a blood alcohol level of .218, which is almost three times the legal limit.

The girl ran downstairs and told her mother what had happened, and the woman confronted Martinez about the incident outside in the parking lot. She also called the police.

After being found passed out from intoxication, Martinez denied any wrongdoing when questioned by officers. He contended that the girl had been making up things that day and that the accusations were simply a “publicity stunt,” according to the Casper Star Tribune.

However, the girl was examined at the Wyoming Medical Center, and it was determined that the child had indeed suffered injuries consistent with a sexual assault. read more