King County prosecutors last week charged Anthony Del Toro, 23, of Woodinville, with malicious harassment and felony harassment relating to an incident that took place Jan. 10 in South Seattle.
Court documents allege that Del Toro met up with a co-worker who invited him to her apartment. The transgender co-worker was formerly male but now identifies as female, documents say.
After a sexual encounter, prosecutors say, Del Toro found a Metro bus pass with a picture of the transgender woman before she transitioned, causing Del Toro to become upset. The woman asked him to leave, and when he didn’t, she went outside the apartment. Documents say he followed her, pushed her, and then punched her in the face, giving her a bloody nose.
Del Toro continued to verbally threaten her and said that if he had a knife he would kill her. She then fled to a different area of the apartment complex. She returned later to find televisions and an entertainment center smashed and $20 missing. Damage was estimated at $1,500.
Del Toro’s past includes convictions for animal cruelty and assault. He was still at large when the charges were filed. Arraignment will be at the King County Courthouse on March 27.
Bail is set in the amount of $100,000.