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Man Arrested in Tallahassee for Sexual Battery

Shane Heeling
Posted at 11:32 AM, Mar 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-10 08:21:42-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Deputies say a Tallahassee man accused of raping a victim while they were sleeping has been arrested.

According to a probable cause document, Leon County deputies were called to a home on Wiggington Road about a sexual battery. When they arrived, they met with the victim.

The victim told them that her and a group of friends were having a party at her best friend's house on West Georgia Street. She said that they party was mostly confined to a bedroom for the majority of the night.

The victim told deputies that she had been drinking an unknown amount of alcohol and was getting a massage from a male friend before she fell asleep between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. 

According to court documents, the victim woke up several hours later to Shane Heeling having sex with her. 

She told deputies that she was initially disoriented, asking what was going on, turning around to see that it was Heeling. The victim told deputies that she, "didn't give anyone permission to have sex with me." She told them that she had felt like she was in a safe place where she could freely drink without fear of being, "raped."

The document said that the victim had known Heeling from middle school and high school, but told deputies that had never been friends.

As soon as the victim began talking though, Heeling stopped. 

The victim told deputies that she told her friends right away that Heeling had raped her. 

Deputies said that her friends corroborated her statements, saying that they confronted Heeling and told him to leave.

The document said that Heeling attempted to evade deputies after the fact, as they were unable to make contact with him.

However, Heeling was arrested on Thursday and booked into the Leon County Jail. His bond has been set at $10,000.