A Redmond man is facing charges of forcible rape and seven other sex crimes in Grant County Circuit Court.

Sae Hoon Kang, 27, was arraigned before Judge Robert S. Raschio on Thursday, Oct. 7, and charged with first-degree rape, third-degree rape, four counts of fourth-degree sodomy and two counts of second-degree sex abuse.

All the crimes are alleged to have happened in Grant County on or about Oct. 6. The alleged victim, who is not identified in court documents, is a 15-year-old girl who Kang allegedly knew through social media.

The most serious charge, first-degree rape, is a Measure 11 offense with a mandatory minimum sentence of eight years and four months on conviction.

According to Grant County District Attorney Jim Carpenter, Kang was located with the girl at a local motel, where he was arrested by officers from the Oregon State Police and John Day Police Department.

Carpenter will be the lead prosecutor in the case with assistance from Chief Deputy District Attorney Riccola Voigt.

Strawberry Mountain Law has been appointed to represent Kang.

Kang was being held at the Grant County Jail on $100,000 bail. His next scheduled court appearance is a status check hearing set for Oct. 20.

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