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TRENTON, N.J. — Authorities say a 61-year-old New Jersey woman stabbed her male roommate because he refused to have sex with her.

Sharon Harry, a Trenton resident, faces aggravated assault and weapons charges.

Her attorney told NJ.com that the incident was out of character for his client, who has no prior record.

Prosecutors say Harry stabbed her roommate in the chest on Friday night. The man was seriously injured, but was able to explain to police what had happened, officials said.

The man was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive.

A judge agreed Tuesday to reduce Harry’s bail to $10,000. Harry was also told she cannot have any contact with the victim.