CORVALLIS, Ore. -- A cheerleading coach accused of raping a 17-year-old cheerleader while she was unconscious pleaded not guilty to rape and sex abuse charges Monday at his arraignment in Corvallis.
David A. Chatman told police he thought the girl who came to stay at his Corvallis apartment in September was 19. He coached her at a cheerleading school in Tualatin. He said the sex was consensual.
She said she had taken a prescription medication that knocks her out and she awoke to find Chatman on top of her.
KVAL reports the 38-year-old Chatman has been a registered sex offender since he was convicted of touching a 16-year-old cheerleader in 2007 as she slept on a plane.