PENDLETON- A suspected rapist is set to go to trial April 18, although several motions filed by the defense are still under advisement by Judge Dan Hill.

In a hearing Monday, defense attorney Kristine Burke argued motions to suppress Calhoun's statements to police, to exclude any damaging character evidence or evidence of other past crimes, as well as a motion to provide the alleged victims' past sexual behavior, said Deputy District Attorney Kristi Hagey.

Calhoun is accused of raping three different victims on three different occasions in late summer of 2003. His charges include first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy, first- and second-degree sex abuse, coercion, tampering with a witness, stalking and menacing. According to court records, Calhoun had several stalking orders filed against him by several women in 2003.

Hagey said Judge Hill took all three motions under advisement. He may announce his judgments during Calhoun's trial readiness hearing, set for Tuesday.

Hagey said Calhoun, 20, of Hermiston, is accused of statutory rape in one of the cases, and with using "forcible compulsion" regarding the other two victims.

Calhoun was arrested June 16, 2004, on one of the cases and the charges for the other two cases were filed after he was lodged in the Umatilla County Jail, Hagey said.

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