Oak Harbor woman wakes to alleged rape

A 44-year-old Oak Harbor man is accused of raping a woman while she was sleeping, according to court documents.

Prosecutors charged Mark E. Shawley in Island County Superior Court April 4 with rape in the second degree.

If convicted of the charge, Shawley could face from six and a half years to eight and a half years in prison under the standard sentencing range.

Shawley is being held in jail on $25,000 bail.

On April 2, a 22-year-old woman reported that she awoke in the morning to find Shawley having sex with her without her consent, according to the report by Detective Laura Price with the Island County Sheriff’s Office.

The alleged victim said she had a lot to drink the night before and went to sleep feeling sick.

She said Shawley stopped raping her after she woke up, according to the report.

Another woman said Shawley admitted to having sex with the young woman and called himself a “monster,” according to the report.


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