Former Washington Bistro Co-owner Sentenced for Rape
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A Washington bistro co-owner must serve two years and five months in prison for preying on women who were too drunk or high to consent to sex.
The Bellingham Herald reports 33-year-old Jamison Scott Rogayan was sentenced Tuesday morning. He took a plea deal in April instead of going through another trial after a jury in February could not reach a verdict.
The former co-owner of Cosmos Bistro in Bellingham admitted to two counts of third-degree rape and a count of unlawful imprisonment through the plea deal.
A social media post began circling in September 2015 calling Rogayan a rapist, which led to a total of 10 women coming forward to tell police Rogayan sexually assaulted them too. Some cases were a decade old, which passes statute of limitations.