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Terapon Adhahn Charged with Aggravated Murder of Zina Linnik (Did he kill Amber Hagerman also?)

42 year old Terapon Adhahn, accused child rapists and sex offender, will be charged with aggravated murder for the kidnapping and killing of 12-year-old Zina Linnik

Facing a possible death sentence if convicted, Adhahn will be arraigned Monday on the murder charge. Zina was abducted from her family’s Tacoma neighborhood July 4 and later found dead in east Pierce County.

Adhahn currently faces 12 felony counts related to the rape of two other girls. He pleaded not guilty Thursday to 10 rape counts, a kidnapping charge and a charge of failing to register as a sex offender.

As Terapon Adhahn pleaded not guilty to the charges before him; investigators are looking to Terapon’s past to see just how many other children he may have sexually assaulted, raped and murdered.

Adhahn, a 42-year-old handyman and former Army Ranger, pleaded not guilty to 12 felony counts accusing him of repeatedly raping two girls, and failing to register as a sex offender after a 1990 incest conviction.

So much for the Judges in this country who believe that these predators will not repeat their crimes.

Mr. Adhahn is suspected in the murder of one young girl in the Tacoma area and is a “person of interest” in the death of another girl, according KING-TV in Seattle. He has also been charged with the 2000 kidnapping and rape of an 11-year-old girl who was found duct taped to a tree in the Seattle area and with the rape of another girl. (Dallas News)

The search for potential other victims continues. Did Terapon Adahn kill Amber Hagerman also?

Nine-year-old Amber Hagerman disappeared while riding her bicycle near her grandparents’ house in 1996. Her body was found four days after she vanished.

The search for victims has spread as far as Texas, where investigators are trying to determine whether Adhahn is responsible for the 1996 slaying that inspired the national “Amber Alert” missing-child notification system.

In the Pierce County case, investigators believe Adhahn sexually assaulted one girl at least 150 times — once at gunpoint — during the four years she lived with him at a Spanaway home. He also faces charges in the 2000 abduction and rape of an 11-year-old Tacoma girl who was left bound and bleeding in a remote, wooded section of Fort Lewis.

After Thursday’s court hearing, Loni Rasmussen, younger sister of the Fort Lewis victim, said finally seeing the man accused of brutalizing her sister seven years ago inspired fear and anger, and also relief.

“I hate what he did to my sister,” Rasmussen said. (Seattle PI)

So how is this child predator linked to the death of Amber Hagerman?

Amber disappeared Jan. 13, 1996. Her body was found four days later.

Adhahn’s mother and brother live in nearby Forth Worth, but it is not known whether Adhahn was in the area when Amber vanished. Court documents indicate Adhahn attended a sex-offenders group meeting in Tacoma on Jan. 9, 1996, four days before Amber disappeared. He also attended a group meeting in Tacoma on Jan. 16, a day before her body was found.

UPDATE I: Adhahn may be linked to 1995 abduction

Is it possible that Adhahn could be linked to crimes that took place as far back as 1995? Could Terapon Adhahn be connected in a 1995 abduction and assault of a 21 year old convenience store clerk? According to records, Terapon Adhahn was living seven blocks away from the convenience store where the clerk was abducted in November 1995. Abhahn also attended a group therapy session for sex offenders in Tacoma hours before the abduction took place. Coincidence or connected?

Tacoma police are investigating whether Terapon Adhahn was involved in the 1995 abduction, assault and shooting of a 21-year-old convenience store clerk.

The woman, who was left for dead near Fort Lewis Golf Course, now says she believes her attacker may have been the man charged this week with abducting and killing a 12-year-old girl who was snatched from an alley behind her family’s Tacoma home on July 4th. (KOMO-TV)

July 21st, 2007 at 01:15pm Posted by | Amber Alert, Crime/Murder, kidnapped, Missing, Missing Children, Rape, sex offender, sexual assault, Zina Linnik | no comments