Chantae Gilman was a 28-year-old mother of two and pregnant with a third when she committed a bizarre crime that she first denied — but just last week she changed her mind. Gilman, who has a rap sheet dating back 15 years, pled guilty after all to charges stemming from an incident on June 16, 2013, when she, according to the charges, broke into a man’s home in Seattle, Washington, and raped him while he slept.
The 31-year-old victim, identified in documents only by the initials M.O., had come home from a birthday party and was exhausted — so he passed out on his bed sometime shortly after 10 p.m. But at about 2 a.m. he woke up with the 240-pound Gilman on top of him, pinning his arms to the bed.
According to the police reports, the victim told investigators that Gilman that when he woke, Gilman had already inserted his erect penis inside of her and was having sexual intercourse with him against his will.
M.O. said that he recognized Gilman as a local drug user and tried to get her off of him, but she continued to pin him and told him to “be quiet.” He was finally able to push her off, but she refused to leave his apartment, so he physically pushed her out the door and rushed himself to a hospital for a checkup.
How Gilman got into the man’s home in the first place remains a puzzle.
After a sample of her own DNA was matched to DNA taken from the alleged victim during his examination at the Harborview Medical Center, Gilman was charged with sexual assault on the man. She denied it, however, saying she had no memory of the alleged rape.
She also told police that she suffers from mental illness including bipolar disorder. But a judge ordered her held on $100,000 bail.
On Wednesday, Gilman finally changed her tune, taking a plea deal from prosecutors in which she admits only to attempted rape and assault, acknowledging that she “made a substantial step to have sexual intercourse with M.O.”
She also admits that the victim was asleep and, therefore, could not have consented to the sexual act.
While her sentencing is not scheduled until June 19, as part of the plea deal, Gilman will have to serve two years of probation and register as a sex offender. She also will reportedly serve nine months in jail, leaving some observers to wonder if a sexual assault by a woman against a man was treated more leniently than the other way around.
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