Teen girl pepper-sprayed outside Trump rally charged with disorderly conduct
The 15-year-old girl who was seen being pepper-sprayed in the face outside a Donald Trump campaign rally was charged with disorderly conduct, WMTV-TV reported.
Footage of the incident in Janesville, Wisconsin showed the girl being hit with the spray following a confrontation with a 59-year-old man she accused of groping her. Police said she was charged after their investigation produced no evidence that she was assaulted. However, she still said that an attack took place.
The video also showed her punching the man after the argument escalated. However, the unidentified man opted not to charge her with assault. Instead, Police Chief David Moore said that she will instead be referred to juvenile authorities, but is unlikely to be put in jail.
Police are still searching for the man who pepper-sprayed the girl. Footage of the incident from another angle shows that person walking away after doing so while wearing a red baseball cap bearing Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.”