Man pleads not guilty to Ballard rape

Christopher Teel pleaded not guilty to first-degree rape and unlawful imprisonment in King County Superior Court on Wednesday, KING 5 reports.

Court documents say Teel admitted to raping a woman in a bathroom at the Ballard Carter Volkswagen dealership earlier this month. Employees came to the victim’s aid and detained the suspect until police arrived.

A homeless man, Teel spent time at both the Ballard and then the Northlake Nickelsville tiny houses camp.

He remains held on $1 million bail.

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John
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John

I’m an ardent supporter of due diligence and fair trials. Grew up where that wasn’t always the norm. Let him have his day in court but, as a taxpayer, I hope we can put this guy away quickly and cost effectively.

Homeless On the Range
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John, you’re forgetting that he’s the victim here. It’s society’s fault that he’s a down on his luck homeless man, and we need to cuddle him and make sure he gets the support he needs to get back on his feet!
Just kidding. This guy deserves to be tossed in a hole and never see the sun again. How do you admit to a crime and then plead not guilty (and yes, I know it’s standard to plead not guilty.) This guy is the poster boy for our homeless infestation. Maybe Mike O’Brien can invite him over for dinner to discuss strategy while he awaits his hearing.

wordone
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wordone

Mike Obrien reference! Drink!

Bhagwan Shree Sawant
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Bhagwan Shree Sawant

Huh. When will he successfully sue for a $500k settlement for excessive force during his capture?

Bobo
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Bobo

Good, plead not guilty. Caught red-handed and literally with his pants down. What do you want to bet that keeping this fine young man in prison costs less per year than it costs us to pay for his life of leisure on our streets? At least in prison, he will have a roof over his head and three squares a day. Heck, since he likes rape and assault so much, he can experience it anytime he wants, or even if he doesn’t! Good riddance.

Plus, there is still those pesky charges from squatting in a Magnolia home and selling off the possessions…

Bhagwan Shree Sawant
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Bhagwan Shree Sawant

Oddly the diversity brigade prefers leniency, but in the more exotic places they fetishize, people like this are simply hanged or mutilated for these crimes.

Homeless On the Range
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Homeless On the Range

Bobo, I think after he was caught squatting and selling he should have been jailed immediately. Might not have been in the same circumstances to commit rape. He was shown how lax our criminal justice system is, so he went and did something worse. Fool him once, shame on him, fool him twice, shame on us?
Maybe that’s the tactic we should take with these homeless zeroes. One strike and you’re out. Loitering in public, got drugs on you, accosting others? Strike…and you’re out.
Hey look, if they wanted to try to be part of society, they would at least try. It takes no effort to drop out and be a junkie. The no effort crowd should receive no effort of help on our part.

Hayduke
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Hayduke

We can’t jail him. That would be punishing one of Mike O’Brian’s “vulnerable community members” for the “crime of being homeless.”

Homeless On the Range
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Homeless On the Range

Mike O’Brien isn’t homeless – can we jail him for the crime of inefficiency?

Public Intellectual
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Public Intellectual

Love the mugshot. I imagine Mike “who me?” O’Brien with that expression when he heard and ignored the news.

RiseAbove
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RiseAbove

Interesting that he was across the street from me at the Ballard tiny home encampment. Not sure is he had a previous record of sexual assault, however, if he did the city lied to us residents in that they did background checks on the residents for violent offenders/sex offensers.

Enjoy jail buddy.

Public Intellectual
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Public Intellectual

Oh, they lied.