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Man faces sexual assault charges for third time

Man faces sexual assault charges for third time

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Charges have been filed for a third time against a Bismarck man who police say inappropriately touched a woman and threatened her with a knife before she was able to escape.

David Schneider, 39, is charged with gross sexual imposition, terrorizing and terrorizing with a dangerous weapon, court documents show.

Schneider in July 2017 allegedly touched a woman and tore at her clothing while in her home, then pulled a knife when she resisted, according to a police affidavit. The woman was able to get away, run to her garage and lock herself in her car.

A judge declared a mistrial in Schneider’s first trial in June when a witness made an unallowable comment. He was charged again, but South Central District Judge Douglas Bahr last week dismissed charges during Schneider’s preliminary hearing, saying “no evidence was presented to me” that the alleged incident occurred in Burleigh County.

The latest charges were filed Monday. Court documents show Schneider has been ordered to appear in court at a later date. The documents do not list an attorney for him.

Reach Travis Svihovec at 701-250-8260 or Travis.Svihovec@bismarcktribune.com

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