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Man Admits to Stabbing Sex Worker After Learnng He Wasn't a Woman

A 20-year-old Hyattsville man is charged with attempted murder after admitting stabbing the victim after paying for sex.

A 41-year-old Silver Spring man is recovering from multiple stab wounds from an attack by a man who paid him for sex, Montgomery County Police report. 

Police say they responded to the victim’s home in the 1000 block of Ruatan Street around 6:15 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 3, and found him with wounds to his upper body. 

Investigators say that the victim met the suspect, Christian Romero, 20, of Hyattsville, at the Cococabana Bar and Grill in Hyattsville. The victim was dressed in women’s clothes, police said, and the suspect said later that he assumed the person he’d met was a woman.

The victim agreed to perform a "sex act" with the suspect for money and the two went to the victim’s home in Silver Spring. Police said the two finished the sex act and went outside to smoke cigarettes.

When the victim turned away from the suspect, the suspect started stabbing the victim in the upper body with a folding knife, police report. After stabbing the victim several times, the suspect fled.

Later on the same day, around 3:15 p.m., the suspect went back to the home in Silver Spring and told the people inside of the victim’s home that he wanted to apologize for the stabbing. Police were called again and officers said the suspect confessed to the crime.

The victim is still in the hospital and Romero was charged with attempted murder and assault. His bond review will be held Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 1 p.m. 

Jerry A. McCoy September 05, 2012 at 11:05 AM
Now I know where that "hottest spot north of Havana" is!
Mike Jones September 05, 2012 at 02:18 PM
There is a misspelling in the title of the article.
S. Patterson September 09, 2012 at 04:07 PM
Has the person who wrote this article ever heard of people being transgender? This is a woman you are referring to. Trans women who are also sex workers experience extreme violence. While I am glad you are using the term sex worker and reporting this heinous crime, it would be even better if the reporter wasn't misgendering the victim.
Polly September 10, 2012 at 10:02 AM
I'm certainly NOT defending this act of violence, but, I do have to question if the "sex worker" told him she was a he? If not, I can at least understand that. Not excusing or defending, just understanding.

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