Woman convicted of breaking into apartment, raping man headed to prison


Chantae Gilman, 28, has been sentenced to nine months in prison for attempted rape and attempted assault in a plea deal with prosecutors. (Photo: KBOI)

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SEATTLE — A 28-year-old woman who plead guilty to breaking into a Seattle man’s apartment and raping him in his sleep will serve nine months in jail.

According to PIX 11, Chantae Gilman admitted to the crime in a plea deal with prosecutors to downgrade the charges from rape to attempted rape and assault, court documents revealed. Her sentencing is scheduled for June 19.

In June 2013, the victim told police he woke up to find the then 26-year-old Gilman, who weighs 240 pounds, on top of him, pinning his hands above his head. When he told her to get off of him and leave, she refused and told him to be quiet as she continued to have sex with him, the police reported stated.

“From a statistical standpoint, yes, it is atypical to have a female aggressor,” Seattle Police Detective Drew Fowler told KOMO News in September. “But we work to hold all people responsible for their actions. The law is specifically written to be gender-equitable and we will charge anybody with a crime that they’re committed.”

The victim said that he did not know Gilman but recognized her as an acquaintance of a neighbor. At the time, Gilman told police she did not recall the incident and that she suffers from bipolar disorder.

In addition to jail time, Gilman will be required to serve two years probation and register as a sex offender. She is also forbidden from contacting the victim, and prosecutors will recommend that she be ordered to stay away from alcohol and non-prescribed medications.



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