Documents: Transgender woman arrested following indecency with a child allegations


    A transgendered woman was arrested last Tuesday after he allegedly exposed himself and attempted to sexually assault a child at his pet salon in Edinburg.

    A transgender woman was arrested last Tuesday after he allegedly exposed himself and attempted to sexually assault a child at his pet salon in Edinburg.

    On June 14, a child visited Chicky's Pet Salon at 2607 West Freddy Gonzalez Drive to drop off his dog for grooming.

    While speaking with the store's co-owner, Vanessa F. Edwards, Edwards allegedly deliberately exposed his breast several times to the boy. Edwards then asked the child if he wanted to go to the back of the store to see the hotel area where the animals are kept for overnight stays.

    When the child followed him to the back, Edwards allegedly exposed himself again, grabbed the child by his neck, and attempted to touch his groin area, according to court documents.

    Officers responded to the pet store at 11:53 a.m. where they made contact with the child and his mother. The child's mother told officers that she wanted to press charges.

    Edwards was arrested and charged with attempted indecency with a child under 17 years old, a third degree felony. He was released last Saturday after posting a $25,000 bond.

    *CBS 4 News uses the pronouns he/him according to City of Edinburg Municipal Court documents. CBS 4 News made several attempts over the course of a week to reach out to Edwards for comment, but he could not be reached.

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