A Seattle woman was arrested and charged in a 2013 sex attack where she raped a man as he slept in his bed. Chantae Gilman, a mother of three, will serve nine months in jail and will be nationally registered as a sex offender.
Gilman, 28, entered a plea deal with prosecutors last Wednesday (May 13) according to documents acquired by The Smoking Gun website. Gilman admitted to attempted rape and assault charges, which stand as felonies in the state, but her charges were reduced slightly. The 32-year-old man, listed in court papers as “M.O.,” was not a friend or acquaintance of Gilman’s and only knew of her by way of a neighbor.
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On the evening of the assault, the victim told police, he attended a birthday party for the neighbor whom Gilman knew. “Once arriving home he fell asleep on his bed,” Detective Roger Ishimitsu reported. “Victim slept very hard due to a long day.”
Around 2 AM, “M.O.” 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. “M.O.” said that after Gilman ignored demands to get off him, he was “able to work his way out from underneath” her.
During police questioning, Gilman denied being in the victim’s home or having sex with him. Court and police records do not indicate how Gilman got into the man’s apartment. Gilman told investigators that she “has a mental illness and suffers from Bipolar disorder and Psychosis,” Ishimitsu reported.
As part of the plea deal, prosecutors will recommend to Gilman’s sentencing judge that she be barred from using or possessing alcohol or “non-prescribed drugs.” In Facebook posts last year, Gilman wrote of struggling with substance abuse.
Gilman had a long rap sheet going back 15 years, with convictions of theft, attempted robbery and forgery among the charges. It also appears she and M.O. had a previous run-in before, as she attacked the man last September when she was pregnant.