Fremont

Woman claims man she thought was gay tried to date rape her

SEATTLE -- On Jan. 2, a woman told the Seattle Police Department a man she had known for three weeks and believed to be gay drugged her drink at a Fremont bar in an attempt to date rape her. But, the suspect is reportedly claiming to have been in a relationship with the victim the whole time and has filed a restraining order against her.

According to the police report for the incident, the victim met the suspect at a Fremont bar around 6 p.m. Nov. 30 and had two drinks. Around 8 p.m., the pair went to a second bar where the victim had a third drink.

According to the report, the victim suddenly became very physically impaired after that third drink and gave her car keys to the suspect.

The next thing the victim says she remembers is waking up groggy and naked on the suspect's couch. She told police the suspect was standing in front of her, exposing himself and trying to get her to go into his bedroom.

According to the report, the victim quickly put her clothes on and left. She does not believe the suspect forced himself on her or had sex with her while she was unconscious.

The victim told police she confronted the suspect the next day and accused him of drugging her, possibly with the help of the bartender at the second bar. She said he didn't directly deny it, only asked her not to tell people about the incident.

According to the report, the victim claims she was served with a restraining order from the suspect just before Christmas. Apparently, he had told the courts the two were in a relationship and she had threatened him.

The victim told police she was never romantically involved with the suspect. In fact, the victim said she thought the suspect was gay and, therefore, safe for her to be around.

But, the victim did admit to threatening to drive her car through the suspect's kitchen when she confronted him the day after the incident, according to the report.

Officers were unable to find any record of the suspect's restraining order, and the victim could not remember exactly where in Fremont the suspect lives.

According to the report, the victim was very upset while discussing the incident with police and planned on filing for her own restraining order against the suspect.

The victim finally decided to go to police about the Nov. 30 incident after her friends told her she should file a report.