DC police arrest 1 of 2 women wanted in twerking attack

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015
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These woman are facing abuse charges after they were caught on camera grinding on a stranger.

WASHINGTON -- The man police say was sexually abused by two women inside a Washington, DC gas station is now speaking out, and one of those women is in custody.

The victim, who is a teacher, didn't want to show his face because of the backlash he's seen on social media for filing a police report against the two women.

Surveillance video shows the man standing in line when the woman in front of him suddenly starts "twerking" on the man. He backs away from her as a second woman starts touching and groping him.

"They were all over my chest and grabbing me. If I would have done that obviously I would have been arrested, thrown to the ground, probably twenty years in prison, no out. You know, it's not the same thing," the victim told WTTG-TV.

The victim says he didn't physically defend himself against the women because of a group of men who were watching the attack from outside the store.

"I thought they would have a pimp who was pushing them to be prostitutes who could have been outside with one of the gentlemen that were out there watching and witnessing, could have been with guns to come and shoot me," the victim explained. "I did not want to be shot that day."

The man then left the store and says suspects flashed him while he called police.

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Two women are now wanted in Washington, DC for sexual assault because they twerked on a man they didn't know. (Metropolitan Police Dept.)
Metropolitan Police Dept.

Officers released surveillance video and photos of the suspects after the crime. On Tuesday, one of the women, identified as Ayanna Marie Knight of Las Vegas, 22, was arrested on third-degree sex abuse charges, WTTG-TV reports.

The other suspect is still on the loose.