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Woman pleads not guilty to rape of man in Seattle


A 28-year-old Seattle woman pleaded not guilty Thursday morning to second-degree rape in the alleged sexual assault on a man she didn't know in June 2013.

A motion by a defense attorney representing Chantae Marie Gilman to reduce her $100,000 bail was denied by King County Superior Court Judge Patrick Oishi, according to court records.

Gilman, who recently gave birth to a baby girl, was a month into a six-month residential drug- and mental-health treatment program in Spokane when she was brought back to Seattle and booked into the King County Jail on Tuesday, jail and court records show.

On June 16, 2013, a now-31-year-old man attended his neighbor's birthday party in Seattle's South Delridge neighborhood, charging papers say. The man did not know Gilman "but recognized her as a drug user in the area" who had also visited the man's neighbor, the papers say.

The man arrived home at 10 p.m. and fell asleep on his bed, charging papers say. At 2 a.m., he was awakened to find Gilman on top of him, having sex with him while pinning his hands down over his head, according to the charges.

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