- Associated Press - Friday, September 4, 2015

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - A 26-year-old Sioux City man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment and beating her with a hammer.

The Sioux City Journal (https://bit.ly/1hGFe5t ) reports Russom Katem pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree burglary, assault while participating in a felony and domestic abuse assault with a dangerous weapon.

According to court documents, Katem broke into the woman’s apartment on May 6 and hid in her bedroom. Authorities say Katem struck her several times in the head when she refused to have sex with him.

The victim suffered a broken nose and several cuts.

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Information from: Sioux City Journal, https://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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