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Published May 06, 2014, 05:23 PM

Man in jail after allegedly beating and sexually assaulting his girlfriend.

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A Fargo man is in jail after police say he brutally beat up his girlfriend and sexually assaulted her.

By: Kay Cooley, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A Fargo man is in jail after police say he brutally beat up his girlfriend and sexually assaulted her.

20-year-old Prince Tahmen is now charged with domestic violence, gross sexual imposition and violating a protection order with the victim.

Police say the disturbing assault happened late the night of May 4th, then again in the morning the following day.

They say Tahmen came into the home the couple shared and was extremely intoxicated, then proceeded to assault his girlfriend both physically and sexually.

Police say the victim was eventually able to escape with minor injuries, go into work, then call police for help, but the details of the assault are extremely graphic.

Lt. Joel Vettel/ Fargo Police: “In at least one of the assaults he utilized a wire coat hanger to assault her and also struck her using a closed fist in the face area. So, a number of things going on but certainly signifies and certainly shows that the issue of domestic violence certainly is one that can be very serious.”

The couple did have a no-contact order, but police say all too often, even in cases of past domestic assault, victims and perpetrators violate them and continue living together or seeing each other, opening up the doors to danger.

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