Woman Who Raped Her Sleeping Neighbor Only Gets 9 Months
The Seattle woman charged with raping a man while he slept has pleaded guilty to the attack and will serve nine months in jail and be required to register as a sex offender, according to court records.
Via The Smoking Gun:
In a deal with prosecutors, Chantae Gilman copped Wednesday to attempted rape and assault, both felonies. Gilman, 28, was originally charged with rape, but an amended criminal information reduced that count.
Gilman, pictured above, is scheduled to be sentenced on June 19. In addition to jail time and registering as a sex offender, Gilmanâ€™s plea deal requires her to serve two years probation upon release from custody and it forbids her from contacting the 32-year-old victim (who is only identified by his initials, â€śM.O.,â€ť in court papers).
In statements included as part of the plea deal, Gilman acknowledged that she â€śmade a substantial step to have sexual intercourse with M.O.â€ť and that the victim â€śdid not consent to the sexual contactâ€ť since he â€śwas asleep and unable to consentâ€ť during the June 2013 attack inside his Seattle apartment
According to a Seattle Police Department report, â€śM.O.â€ť told cops that he did not know Gilman, but said that she was an acquaintance of a man who lived in his duplex.
On the evening of the assault, the victim told police, he attended a birthday party for the neighbor whom Gilman knew. â€śOnce arriving home he fell asleep on his bed,â€ť Detective Roger Ishimitsu reported. â€śVictim slept very hard due to a long day.â€ť
Around 2 AM, â€śM.O.â€ť awoke to find the 240-pound Gilman on top of him. The victim told cops that his erect penis was inside Gilman, who had pinned his hands over his head. â€śM.O.â€ť said that after Gilman ignored demands to get off him, he was â€śable to work his way out from underneathâ€ť her.
During police questioning, Gilman denied being in the victimâ€™s home or having sex with him. Court and police records do not indicate how Gilman got into the manâ€™s apartment. Gilman told investigators that she â€śhas a mental illness and suffers from Bipolar disorder and Psychosis,â€ť Ishimitsu reported.
As part of the plea deal, prosecutors will recommend to Gilmanâ€™s sentencing judge that she be barred from using or possessing alcohol or â€śnon-prescribed drugs.â€ť In Facebook posts last year, Gilman wrote of struggling with substance abuse.
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