And making it worse, even though local police are looking for two suspects involved in the incident, the young woman could face charges herself for punching the man who groped her.
As many come to expect from Trump events, though, attendees quickly surrounded the protesters and began taunting them. But in this case, one protester – a 15-year-old female – was inappropriately touched in a way that could constitute sexual assault.
The incident was captured on video from multiple perspectives (be forewarned that profanity can be heard in all of them).
At approximately the 1:20 point of this video below, as the young woman holds a sign above her heard, you see a white-haired man apparently touching her chest with one hand that also holds papers. The 15-year-old then argues with the man, who denies touching her. At about the 2:05 point, and during a verbal altercation, she strikes him. At that same point, another man wearing a red hat immediately sprays the young lady with pepper spray, which he apparently was already holding in his hand, waiting for opportunity to use.
From the Janesville Police Department’s report on the incident:
“A 15 year girl from Janesville was peppered (sic) sprayed in the crowd by a non-law enforcement person. A 19 year old woman from Madison received 2nd hand spray as well. Both individuals received medical attention at local hospitals. A male in the crown (sic) groped the 15 year girl, when she pushed him away; another person in the crown (sic) sprayed her. We are currently looking for two suspects, one for the sexual assault and one for the pepper spray.”
In images captured from videos of the incidents, pictured below on the left is the man who allegedly groped the teenager. On the right, wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat, is the person who allegedly sprayed her.