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Porfilio Rodriguez (Free on bail)

Porfilio Rodriguez (Free on bail)

Porfilio Rodriguez
(Free on bail)

Thursday, July 3, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Today 19 year old Porfilio Rodriguez, a self-identified transgender accused of aggravated assault, met bail of $300 arranged by his father after spending the last two days at the Central Prison.

Rodriguez, who also goes by the name Vanessa Champagne Paris, is accused of putting a knife to the neck of Golda Orozco, sister of UNIBAM leader Caleb Orozco, earlier this week, at their Zericote Street home where he was a guest.

Rodriguez appeared at court today stripped of his female accessories.

He told court reporters that he was ridiculed by prison officers who put him in a solitary cell alone – but does not claim assault.

Rodriguez says he has no intention of returning to Zericote Street, which he has been ordered to stay away from pending the conclusion of his case, which returns to court on August 29.

And in case you were wondering whether the public attention was getting to Vanessa, “she” insists she wants to be a woman and intends to pursue a change of sex.

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