Man charged for breaking into Seattle woman's apartment, raping her at knifepoint

A 36-year-old man has been charged for allegedly raping a woman at knifepoint after breaking into her home in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood.

Seattle Police say they were called to an apartment Saturday at 7:23 p.m. A woman reported to officers a man snuck into her secure building as another tenant was leaving, and while she had her apartment door left open for ventilation, he went into her unit with a knife and raped her.

The suspect then stole her purse and Green Card afterward, according to court documents. 

Officers collected evidence and reviewed surveillance video, then had the victim taken to the hospital for treatment.

Authorities say they brought her back to her apartment Sunday morning around 3:30 a.m.

Before 9 a.m., the victim called 911 again and said the suspect returned to her apartment and was outside her door.

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Officers came back and arrested the man, later identified as 36-year-old Isaiah Weston. 

When he was left alone in an interrogation room, he allegedly said that he should have just robbed the victim and not raped her, according to court documents.

Weston has been charged with first-degree rape, first-degree robbery with sexual motivation and residential burglary with sexual motivation.

He remains in jail on $750,000 bail. Prosecutors ask that if he's able to post bond that he be released to home detention and be monitored with GPS tracking.