1 arrested in gas station twerking sex assault on stranger

WASHINGTON -- Two women are accused of sexually abusing a man inside a Washington, D.C. gas station, and police say they have made one arrest.

Surveillance video captured the women "twerking" and touching the man, and that victim is now speaking out.

The man, who has asked not to be identified, said he was getting gas at a Shell station on October 7 around 4 p.m. when he was attacked. The video shows the women coming over to the man, and then they are seen twerking and groping him. The man said the suspects also flashed him while he pumped gas and followed him as he called police.

"They were all over my chest and grabbing me," he said. "If I would have done that, obviously I would have been arrested, thrown to the ground, probably 20 years in prison, no out."

According to the victim, he asked the cashier for help, and the man behind the counter told him, "What do you want me to do?"

"It's not the same thing, these being women," he said. "I'm thinking they're not women. I'm thinking they're men dressed like women because they had strength like men. They didn't have
strength like average women. So it is a double standard."

The victim said there were men outside of the gas station who he believed to be pimps, and he was concerned about what would happen to him if he acted in self-defense.

The victim said he is a teacher and did not want to show his face because of the backlash he has received on social media for filing a complaint.

Police arrested 22-year-old Ayanna Marie Knight, of Las Vegas, on Tuesday. She is facing a third-degree sex abuse charge. The other suspect has not been caught.

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