By CRAIG MURPHY
Of the Keizertimes
A Keizer man was arrested earlier this month in connection with raping three people in the last 15 years, two of whom were minors at the time.
Keizer Police Department detectives arrested Nikolay Avdeyev, 52, a Keizer resident on the 1300 block of Angie Way NE, on Dec. 3.
An indictment hearing for Dec. 18 has been pushed back to Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 8:30 a.m.
Court papers show more than 20 charges filed against Avdeyev. Jeff Kuhns, deputy police chief with the KPD, said Avdeyev was not a stranger to his victims.
There are two court dockets concerning Avdeyev. One has a single charge, rape in the first degree. According to the court papers, the sexual intercourse took place on or between Sept. 1, 2009 and Dec. 31, 2009.
The other court docket lists 19 charges, 18 of which are concerning one victim. That docket lists three counts of rape in the first degree, five counts of rape in the second degree, 11 counts of sex abuse and a sexual penetration with a foreign object charge.
Both victims in the second docket are listed as children under the age of 14. The multiple acts on the first victim are listed as taking place between Jan. 1, 1999 and Dec. 31, 2002. The timeline on the second victim is listed as taking place between Jan. 1, 2000 and Dec. 31, 2001.
Court papers list Avdeyev as being a public safety risk, a danger to victims and a flight risk. His total bail is listed as $2 million, according to the Marion County Correctional Facility roster.
Kuhns said two detectives worked what he referred to as a “rather involved sex abuse investigation.”