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Byline: Nancy Bartley and Christine Clarridge
Jul. 19--TACOMA -- Terapon Adhahn pleaded not guilty this afternoon to numerous criminal charges filed in connection with the 2000 abduction and rape of a Tacoma girl and the repeated rape of a girl who used to lived with him.
Bail for Adhahn, who is also the prime suspect in the abduction and slaying of Zina Linnik, 12, was set at $2.25 million. A pretrial hearing was scheduled for Aug. 7.
The front two rows of the Tacoma courtroom were packed with members of Zina's family as well as relatives of the victim of the 2000 rape.
"She's relieved. It's a big chip off her shoulder," the sister of the 2000 rape victim said of the arrest of Adhahn
Adhahn has been charged with one count of first-degree rape, three counts of second-degree rape and three counts of child rape in connection with the assaults on a Kansas teen that police said occurred over a period of four years while she lived with him.
He has also been charged with first-degree kidnapping and three counts of first-degree rape in connection with the May 2000 rape of an 11-year-old girl near the Fort Lewis Army base south of Tacoma.
Adhahn is was a former member of the Army's elite Rangers, a Boeing employee, a father of two daughters and a son. Some remember him as a bright and pleasant man, which belied his criminal past and the fact that he has been estranged from his children for years.
To those who were once related to Adhahn through marriage, the 42-year-old's position at the center of an …