A transgender man who allegedly exposed his half-erect penis to several women and an underage girl in two separate changing room incidents at the Wi Spa in Los Angeles in September 2021 gave a bizarre interview to LA Mag justifying his actions just before he was busted earlier in December.
The suspect is 53-year-old Darren Agee Merager, according to the Daily Mail. He has been charged with five felony counts of indecent exposure in connection with the incidents which include the altercation at Wi Spa that spawned months of violent protests led by Antifa. There are 11 counts in total. Bail was set at $350,000.
The suspect is a convicted sex offender who now identifies as a woman. He stirred unrest and violence among activists when he denied the charges and claimed to be a victim of transphobia.
As the protests played out, Merager’s prior sex crimes were revealed. He was eventually outed as a registered sex offender who was convicted for similar incidents in 2002 and 2003.
I spoke with @TuckerCarlson about the Wi Spa trans sex offender suspect who went on the run for 15 months & was arrested last week. The suspect has a history of sex crimes & is accused of exposing her penis to women & girls. She was defended by #Antifa. https://t.co/098f16n4kc pic.twitter.com/b6MlBenZm5
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) December 21, 2022
Merager spoke with LA Mag reporter Jeremy Lee Quinn over a period of several months before he was arrested. He claimed he was surprised by the protests.
“I was completely caught off guard by that. I live my own personal private life. I try to stay aware of the community, but I’m very much a person that doesn’t belong to any type of organization. Even put me under a transgender umbrella, and I’m very uncomfortable. But when they had that second protest, I wanted to really understand why people were protesting. I actually went down there just to witness it,” he recounted.
He also commented on others he had unwittingly drawn into his sick orbit.
July 3, 2021: At the violent #Antifa direct action in support of the trans sex offender who allegedly exposed genitals to women & girls at Wi Spa, Antifa ripped clothing off a female protester, surrounded her & hit her. pic.twitter.com/QlL53sllgC
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) December 22, 2022
July 3, 2021 Wi Spa, Los Angeles: “You’re gonna get your ass knocked out!”#Antifa threatened, pursued & hit a Latino couple accused of “transphobia” for protesting a trans sex offender who allegedly exposed genitals to women & girls. pic.twitter.com/gEgt1FLq3M
— Andy Ngô ️ (@MrAndyNgo) December 21, 2022
Some protesters who opposed the alleged victimization of women & girls by a trans sex offender at Wi Spa were assaulted by #Antifa. On July 3, 2021, a Hispanic couple had their signs torn away & were surrounded by Antifa violent extremists. pic.twitter.com/VfEeTVyHJQ
— Andy Ngô ️ (@MrAndyNgo) December 21, 2022
“Being on the lam doesn’t only affect me. Back when this thing first started, I sold my car to my doctor, and then the police followed this car, dragged my doctor’s elderly father from behind the wheel, with the helicopters and news cameras on him, and held him there handcuffed for hours. He’s clearly an elderly Korean man. I’m a white guy with long, blond hair! So people close to me have also been affected,” he said, attempting to demonize the police.
Merager has a very long rap sheet that includes a separate locker room incident in December 2018 as well as other offenses stretching over nearly two decades that include burglary and trespassing.
more than a year after he exposed himself to women and minor girls at Wi Spa.
Recall, Wi Spa made headlines last year when a female customer freaked out after seeing a biological male walking around with his penis out around children in the women’s section at Wi Spa.
— Denn Dunham (@DennD68) December 20, 2022
Originally, Merager said he would fight the charges. Then he ran. When the reporter asked him why he fled, the suspect claimed he couldn’t pay the bail.
“I couldn’t bail out. They were going to put my bail to the point where it’s just through the roof. I mean, it could be close to a million dollars. There’s no way I’d ever be able to get out. That’s not turning yourself in. I said, ‘I’m not going to just be kidnapped. Enough is enough,'” he remarked.
“It’s okay for a man to go into the women’s section, show his penis around the other women, young little girls — underage — in your spa?” an enraged woman who is purportedly one of Merager’s victims said on a viral video when she confronted Wi Spa staff over it.
“He’s a man! He is a man!” she raged.
(Video Credit: Daily Mail)
When Merager was asked why he didn’t use a stall to avoid the incident, he defiantly defended his actions.
“It’s not for me to adapt to society at this point. Even if it’s the polite thing to do or you want me to or there’s a controversy or whatever, if nobody else is using a shower curtain or nobody else is using a swimsuit, it’s illegal to try and make me do it. Technically, and from all perspectives, I am female, and everybody agrees with that. We’re all on equal grounds under the law,” he outrageously contended.
“One step away from Santa Monica Boulevard, where there are rainbows and guys sitting in windows with rubber balls sticking in their mouths. You bring your kids over here, and you’re afraid they’re seeing a transgender person?” Merager infuriatingly told LA Mag, attempting to excuse his actions.
Republished with permission from American Wire News Service
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