A Hudson, Wis.,
man is facing charges of with beating a woman
after she quelled his flirting by telling him she is a
lesbian. Twenty-seven-year-old Dustan Charles Warren
is accused of holding her to the floor and threatening
to rape and kill her in November after a party at her
house, according to the Pioneer Press of
St. Paul, Minn.
testified about the attack at a hearing
Thursday in St. Croix County court in Wisconsin. The
county prosecutor has added a hate-crime modifier to
the charges lodged against Warren last week, which
consist of attempted second-degree sexual assault,
aggravated battery, second-degree reckless
endangerment, false imprisonment, and misdemeanor
Warren arrived at
the woman's party uninvited on November 26. She
testified on Thursday that Warren kept groping her through
the evening. After everyone left and she had gone to
sleep, she said, she woke up at some point during
the night to find him pinning her down with his knees.
He hit her and said she would do what he wanted.
According to the PioneerPress, she told Hudson police that Warren
pointed a knife to her as he hit her, threatening to
rape and kill her. She said at the hearing that she was
willing to fight him to the death. Another man who had
been at the party said he eventually returned and
helped get Warren off the woman.
Warren is being
held in the St. Croix County Jail. (Michelle Garcia,