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Man pleads guilty to 2018 raping of Norfolk woman

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Posted at 11:52 AM, Jan 17, 2018
and last updated 2020-01-22 17:14:55-05

Ivan Chappell

NORFOLK, Va. – A man plead guilty to a 2018 rape Tuesday, according to Norfolk police.

On January 13, 2018 a 42-year-old woman told police that a man she knew assaulted her in her home in the 9600 block of 9th Bay Street.

Ivan Chappell was arrested on January 15, 2018 and charged with rape.

Chappell plead guilty to one count of sexual battery Tuesday.

A judge sentenced Chappell to one year, but only has to serve one month in jail with other various conditions.

Police did not say how Chappell knew the victim.

Chappell is was an employee of Hampton Roads Regional Jail and was placed on administrative leave, a spokesperson for the jail said.