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Colome man faces abuse, rape charges from Oct. 16 arrest

COLOME -- A Colome man faces charges for allegedly choking and raping a woman. Grant Berens, 31, was charged with second-degree rape and domestic abuse simple assault on Oct. 16. At approximately 11 p.m. on Oct. 11, Berens entered the residence o...

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COLOME - A Colome man faces charges for allegedly choking and raping a woman.

Grant Berens, 31, was charged with second-degree rape and domestic abuse simple assault on Oct. 16.

At approximately 11 p.m. on Oct. 11, Berens entered the residence of his alleged victim and told her she was "worthless" and grabbed her by the throat. Berens allegedly forced himself on the victim and performed sexual acts without her consent, according to court documents.

Berens allegedly told law enforcement he did perform sexual acts without the victim's consent. Berens was arrested and transported him to the jail in Tripp County.

Second-degree rape is a Class 1 felony punishable upon conviction by up to 50 years in prison and a $50,000 fine. Domestic abuse simple assault is a Class 1 misdemeanor punishable upon conviction by up to one year in jail and a $2,000 fine.

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