Yes: it is, in fact, a form of sexual assault.
When a woman twerks, it usually elicits an arousing response. So, how in the hell does a woman get arrested for twerking?
When shaking her ass turns into sexual assault.
According to The Washington Post, Ayanna Marie Knight, 22, rubbed her ass and twerked against a man standing behind her in a checkout line at a DC gas station.
The stranger backed up, but Knight continued the alleged sexual assault. A few minutes later, her friend joined in, and she grabbed the male victim’s groin and buttocks.
The victim asked the gas station clerk to call the police, but the clerk simply observed as the women sexually assaulted him. The victim eventually called the cops himself and filed a report.
Authorities offered a $1,000 reward for information that led to the arrest the Twerking Twins. A pedestrian later spotted Knight and tipped off the police. Police arrested her, and charged her with third-degree sexual abuse. She faces up to 10 years in prison — for twerking!
The lesson here? Nothing is sexier than consent. Always wait for permission before approaching anyone with any sort of sexual act.
This article was originally published at Latina. Reprinted with permission from the author.