By Mary Margaret Olahan
A protestor who was arrested after he punched a supporter of President Donald Trump is also a registered child sex offender, public records show.
The Metropolitan Police Department arrested 39-year-old Kenneth Wayne DeBerry on Saturday for disorderly conduct, including inciting violence, aggravated assault, and felon in possession of a firearm after police found he was carrying a handgun, according to an MPD press release.
According to the MPD Sex Offender Registry, DeBerry is a registered sex offender who was convicted in Washington, D.C. in 2008 of second degree child sexual abuse against a person under 16 years of age. (RELATED: Here’s What You Need To See From The ‘Million MAGA March’)
DeBerry was arrested with three others during the Saturday incident, according to MPD, which occurred in the 1700 block of I Street, Northwest during demonstrations following the Million MAGA March.
“The suspects were involved in a collaborative effort to incite violence during first amendment assemblies at the listed location,” the press release said. “One of the suspects struck the victim rendering him unconscious. Other suspects assaulted the victim and took his property. Four suspects were apprehended at the scene by responding officers.”
Daily Caller reporter Jorge Ventura identified DeBerry as an individual captured in the Daily Caller’s viral video footage showing a man punching and bloodying a Trump supporter. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE VIDEOS: Counter-Protesters Target Trump Supporters After ‘Million MAGA March’ As Violence Breaks Out In Downtown DC)
— Jorge Ventura Media (@VenturaReport) November 16, 2020
BREAKING – Multiple Trump supporters assaulted by pro-BLM supporters in Washington D.C. One of the supporters assaulted was brutally knocked out. The scene is chaotic right now #MillionMAGAMarch pic.twitter.com/2Gjl8WC8Z0
— Jorge Ventura Media (@VenturaReport) November 14, 2020
Video footage showed the attacker come up behind the Trump supporter and punch him so hard that the victim fell on his face to the ground and lay still for several moments before those around him helped him to his feet. As he lay on the ground, a person briefly stomped on him.
The video footage showed blood running down the victim’s face and on his hands as people around him helped him to his feet. A man prayed over the bloody and stunned Trump supporter, and a police officer in the video appears to be calling the incident in.
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