Man pleads guilty to kidnapping raping girl

first_imgA Vancouver man pleaded guilty Wednesday to allegations he kidnapped and raped a 13-year-old girl this summer.Samuel Chapman III, 28, entered his plea to second-degree rape of a child, first-degree kidnapping, first-degree burglary and felony harassment.Because his conviction involves a sex offense, a corrections officer must perform a presentence report on him to be considered by a judge for sentencing.Clark County Superior Court Judge Barbara Johnson set a review hearing for Oct. 14. At that time, a sentencing date will be set.Deputy Prosecutor Anna Klein said she will recommend a punishment of between 10 and 13 years in prison.According to court documents, Chapman was arrested July 31 after he kidnapped the girl from an apartment in the 1600 block of Murton Road in the Harney Heights neighborhood. A relative of the girl’s who lives at the apartment told police that he grabbed the girl by the ponytail and slammed the girl’s face into the wall before dragging her into a minivan and driving off.Once inside the van, Chapman met up with a friend and allegedly encouraged the man to perform sex acts on the girl. He told the friend she was 18 or 19, according to court documents.Later, Chapman dropped the girl back off in the street outside the Murton Road apartment. Officers, who were on the scene questioning witnesses, followed the van and detained Chapman.The victim later told police she had met Chapman at a park in January and was allegedly forced to have sexual contact with him several times. She told police she only knew him by the moniker “So Low,” according to court documents.last_img read more