CHICAGO — A 58-year-old woman was able to defend herself during a sexual assault by beating her attacker with a crowbar and knocking him unconscious.
Dorval Grice, the woman’s longtime neighbor, has been charged with home invasion and aggravated criminal sexual assault.
Prosecutors say the woman was sleeping in her Chicago home Monday when Grice, 30, broke in through an unlatched living room window, according to DNAinfo.
The woman woke up to Grice pulling her hair and demanding sex.
Prosecutors say when the woman refused his demands, he punched her in the head several times, pulled off her underwear and forced himself on her.
The woman was able to break free and beat Grice in the head with a mug she was able to grab from her nightstand.
She then reached for a crowbar that she keeps nearby for protection and beat him unconscious, according to prosecutors.
The woman called 911, and police arrived to find her covered in blood. She was taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation.
Grice is being held on $250,000 bail.