Deputy Prosecutor Evan Jones delivers the state's opening statement at the start of Jamison Rogayan's trial Tuesday, Jan. Rogayan is charged with four counts of second-degree rape, one count of indecent liberties and one count of unlawful imprisonment.
A jury will decide if a Bellingham bistro owner sexually assaulted five women, over a year after widespread posts on social media accused Jamison Rogayan of using drugs and alcohol to rape women in his downtown apartment.
Some of the women knew Rogayan from work or the bars downtown.
One woman still wasn’t sure it was him – “I was so gone that I don’t even remember leaving the bars” – until she described him to the others on the secret Facebook page.
He bought drinks for her, and they went to his apartment to use cocaine.