The incident that we reported on in June at the W Spa in Los Angeles over a transgender customer “exposing ” her male anatomy to other women in young girls which led to complaints and protests that many believed was a “Proud Boy/Right Wing” anti-trans set-up may just might not be.
Darren Agee Merager, a registered sex offender was charged last Monday with five counts of indecent exposure, relating to an incident inside the Wi Spa on June 23, according to a news release issued by the Los Angeles Police Department.
Merager, who spoke to The New York Post (of all papers), denied the allegations and insists that she is actually the victim of transphobic harassment.
“Everything about the Wi Spa was a bunch of garbage and lies,” Merager said in an interview. She says she is legally female in California and was in a jacuzzi in the women’s section when she was accosted by “Cubana Angel.”
“She never saw me naked. I was underwater with water all the way up to my chest.” Merager denies ever being erect or around children at the spa. She says she is actually the victim of sexual harassment by transphobic women at the Wi Spa.
Merager is a tier-one registered sex offender with two prior convictions of indecent exposure stemming from incidents in 2002 and 2003 in California.
California replaced the state’s lifetime registration requirement to a tiered system. This allows lower-tiered sex offenders to petition to be removed from the list. Merager is not eligible due to ongoing criminal charges. She also has a long criminal history in California that includes nearly a dozen felony convictions for crimes ranging from sex offenses to burglary and escape.