A 25-year-old Langley man who videotaped himself raping an unconscious woman at a party last year was recently sentenced to a lengthy prison term.
Timothy Greene pleaded guilty in Island County Superior Court Sept. 30 to second-degree rape and voyeurism. As part of a plea bargain, both the prosecutor and defense attorney recommended an indeterminate sentence of 10 years to life.
Judge Alan Hancock agreed and imposed the sentence last week Thursday.
A long list of family, friends and community members wrote letters vouching for Greene’s character and many spoke in court on his behalf. His supporters said he is a good person and that his actions in the case were a one-time mistake made under the influence of alcohol and marijuana and completely out of character.
One of the letters stated that the victim was partly responsible for being raped.
Greene apologized for his actions and wrote to the judge that he wants to get help. His supporters asked Hancock for leniency.
The prosecutor, however, said the crime was not a one-time occurrence.
Chief Criminal Deputy Prosecutor Eric Ohme explained in an interview that the investigation uncovered video Greene made of himself having sex with a former girlfriend, without her knowledge and consent. He was charged with the voyeurism count because of the video.
Some of the videos may be considered child pornography since Greene started dating the girl when she was 14 and he was 20 years old, Ohme said. Third degree rape of a child occurs when there is sexual intercourse between a minor who is 14 or 15 and a defendant who is at least four years older than the minor.
In addition, the detective found other images of suspected child porn, “upskirt” video Greene allegedly took of women in public and video of him trying to hide his camera in a bathroom, according to the prosecutor.
Ohem said he agreed not to file additional rape, child porn or voyeurism charges as part of the plea bargain.
The pre-sentence investigation by the Department of Corrections indicates a “lingering discrepancy” about whether Greene may have surreptitiously given the victim a narcotic to render her unconscious. The victim told detectives that she suspected she had been drugged since she passed out after drinking a relatively small amount. In addition, a polygraph exam indicated deception when Green answered “no” to the question, “Have you ever intentionally gotten someone drunk or medicated in order to take advantage of them sexually?”
Greene will have to register as a sex offender for life.
The victim had no recollection of the rape and only found out about it after Greene lost a flash drive in a friend’s yard, which a friend found and gave to her. The flash drive contained a video of Greene raping the unconscious woman with his finger.