North Dakota woman faces charges after sexually assaulting & striking woman with hammer

A 30-year old Grand Forks woman could face up to life behind bars after she allegedly sexually assaulted another woman and attacked her with a claw hammer.

The accused, Rebecca Dakota Grant, has been charged with a Class AA felony of gross sexual imposition and three Class C felonies—one count of terrorizing an adult with a dangerous weapon and two counts of aggravated assault against an adult with a dangerous weapon.

According to a report published by the Grand Forks Herald, police in Grand Forks attended a property on the afternoon of May 22 after an assault was reported. According to court documents, Grant had struck the woman in the face with a claw hammer before throwing her to the ground.

The documents allege that Grant then “ripped off the woman’s shorts and sexually assaulted her.” There is also a claim that Grant dragged the victim into another room and “sexually assaulted her with a foreign object”. The victim reportedly pleaded for Grant to stop, but the accused is said to have continued striking her with the hammer until she lost consciousness.