Bismarck man recharged for sexual assault

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BISMARCK, N.D. - A Bismarck man is recharged for the third time in the sexual assault of a Bismarck woman in 2017.

Thirty-nine-year-old David Schneider is charged with gross sexual imposition with force, terrorizing with a dangerous weapon and terrorizing an adult.

In 2017, Schneider was charged for the assault, and his previous defense attorney told Your News Leader last week that the case went to mistrial earlier this year and Schneider had to be recharged.

In August, Schneider was recharged with sexual imposition and on November 25, a South Central District Judge dismissed that charge.

Monday, the docket reflects three new charges. Schneider is accused of going into the victim’s home in August of 2017 and sexually assaulting the woman at knife point.

The victim told police Schneider is a family friend, according to the affidavit.

Police say Schneider put a knife to the victim’s throat and told her to take off her clothes. The woman said she was scared and could smell beer in his breath, according to court documents.

Officers say the victim and Schneider struggled over the knife and she was able to grab it and run from him.

Schneider followed her and threatened to come back if she told anyone what happened and then left her home, according to the affidavit.

The docket doesn’t reflect an initial appearance date.