Transgender woman assaulted, cops seek help finding suspects

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Police say a transgender woman was assaulted in Eugene, Oregon, and officers are seeking a man and three others suspected in the possible bias crime. The Register-Guard reports officers responded to the victim’s apartment around 10:15 p.m. Monday. Eugene Police spokeswoman Melinda McLaughlin says the woman told police she was assaulted while walking home from a downtown business in Eugene’s West University neighborhood. Police say the woman, who is in her 50s, was taken to a hospital for treatment of her injuries. The suspects were described as four white men, with one suspected in the assault. Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact them.