A Pasco man is held on $75,000 bail for allegedly raping an adult woman after she blacked out from smoking synthetic marijuana.
Mansur Isaevich Yanderbiev, 26, told police it is not rape if the other person is willing, according to court documents. He denied doing anything to the woman.
The woman described being unable to speak or move when she woke up to find Yanderbiev on top of her, and said she never gave him permission to have any kind of sexual contact with her, documents said.
The two worked together and she had offered Yanderbiev a ride home one night last August because it was raining, and he was on a bike.
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Yanderbiev has pleaded innocent in Franklin County Superior Court to one count of second-degree rape. His trial is scheduled Sept. 23.
The charge alleges that the woman was “incapable of consent by reason of being physically helpless.”
Pasco police were alerted to the alleged rape in July by a woman who said she had heard about what happened between her co-workers last summer. Detective Tony Haworth then passed on his business card and heard from the victim a week later.
The woman told Haworth she wasn’t really friends with Yanderbiev, but drove him to his west Pasco home that one night. Once there, Yanderbiev asked if she wanted to smoke some spice — which he told her was marijuana, only stronger — and she agreed to do it outside of his house.
She remembers at one point going down some stairs and then blacking out, and said she briefly awoke to find Yanderbiev pinning her down and raping her, court documents said. She remembered thinking he should stop, but couldn’t speak or move.
She blacked out again, woke up naked in bed next to Yanderbiev, and then blacked out for a third time, documents said.
The woman said when she woke up in the morning, Yanderbiev was trying to have sex with her and she was able to push him away. He then tried to force himself on her but she got him to stop, court documents said. She quickly got dressed and left the house while he went to make coffee.
The woman said she told her mother about the alleged rape a couple days later after her mother noticed bruises on her arms, but added that she did not come forward to police at that time because she was embarrassed and ashamed, documents said.
She told Haworth she smoked spice with a person she did not trust, but at no point gave him permission to touch her, documents said.
The woman claimed when she later sent text messages to Yanderbiev about the encounter, he told her nothing had happened and that she had the bruises before they were together.
Haworth then talked to Yanderbiev, who said the woman “had almost demanded to give him a ride home on multiple occasions,” court documents said.
Yanderbiev said he wanted a lawyer, then changed his mind and said he wanted to talk some more, documents said. Haworth informed him that the detective could no longer ask questions or talk to him, and Yanderbiev reportedly became upset.