Registered offender pleads guilty to rape

A registered sex offender who raped a woman at a group home in Coupeville is facing time in prison.

Bilal Alfaruqi, 31, of Oak Harbor, pleaded guilty in Island County Superior Court earlier this month to two counts of rape in the third degree.

He goes by the name AJ Guest, the police report states.

Under a plea bargain, the prosecution will recommend a sentence of a year and a half in prison; in addition, it will be recommended that he receive a sexual deviancy evaluation and comply with any treatment recommendations.

The state Department of Corrections will write a pre-sentence investigation before sentencing, which will include its own sentencing recommendation and conditions.

In February, a woman at a home for people with mental health challenges invited Alfaruqi to talk and watch TV. He raped her twice as she struggled to resist and told him “no.”

In 2011, Alfaruqi was convicted of child molestation in the third degree in Snohomish County.

The victim in 2011 was a 15-year-old girl known to the offender, according to the sex offender registry.

Alfaruqi is being held in jail on $50,000 bail until the sentencing hearing.

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