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AVP learns of an attempted sexual violence incident in Greenwich Village last Friday

The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) has learned of an attempted sexual violence incident which occurred last Friday afternoon, September 12th, in Greenwich Village. According to media sources, an unidentified man lured a 17 teen year old young man into the Hilary Gardens Parking Garage, and tried to sexually assault him. The 17 year old escaped unharmed, and the alleged offender has yet to be apprehended.

 

NCAVP mourns the intimate partner violence homicide of Alejandra Leos, a transgender woman of color in Memphis, Tennessee; the seventh death of transgender women of color that NCAVP has responded to since the beginning of June

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) mourns the intimate partner violence homicide of Alejandra Leos, a transgender woman of color killed this weekend in Memphis, Tennessee. According to media reports, Alejandra Leos was shot outside her home following a domestic dispute that originated within the home. Marshall Pegues, age 21, has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in connection with her death.

 

NCAVP learns of the intimate partner violence homicide of Scott Rogers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) has learned of the intimate partner violence homicide of Scott Rogers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Wednesday, August 27th. According to media sources, Rogers was shot to death by his son-in-law, Matthew Hodgkinson, who is believed to have been Rogers' lover. Hodgkinson then attempted suicide, but survived, and is currently hospitalized.

 

NCAVP mourns the intimate partner violence homicide of an unidentified gender non-conforming person in Detroit, Michigan; the sixth gender non-conforming or transgender person to be killed since June 2014

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) mourns the intimate partner violence homicide of an unidentified gender non-conforming person, on August 15th, 2014 in Palmer Park, Michigan According to local NCAVP member organization Equality Michigan, Detroit Police have arrested Eduardo Moss, who they believe was the victim's partner, in connection to this homicide. Local authorities also, and believe this homicide is connected to two other attacks against transgender women in Michigan in recent weeks.