Man accused of raping sleeping wife

An Oak Harbor man is accused of repeatedly raping his wife while she was asleep, according to court documents.

The victim told police that she believed Guadalupe A. Ramos drugged her by putting medicine in her food or in her mouth while she was sleeping.

Prosecutors charged Ram-os in Island County Superior Court Feb. 20 with rape in the second degree.

If convicted of the crime, he could face from 78 to 102 months in prison under the standard sentencing range.

Judge Alan Hancock set his bail at $25,000 at a Feb. 15 court hearing.

The victim reported the alleged rapes to police on Jan. 21. She told police that she spoke with Ramos several times about the sexual assaults, but he persisted. She said his behavior escalated over time and the sexual assaults became more frequent. She often woke up during the rapes, the police report says.

The woman said she was terrified of going to sleep in her home.

The victim’s friend reported catching Ramos sneaking into the victim’s room while she was sleeping; in one instance, he had a eye dropper full of a suspected drug, the report states.

Detectives later collected three bottles of prescription pills in Ramos’ name, a ceramic pill crusher, an eye dropper and a syringe from the home, the police wrote.

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