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Prosecutors charge rape defendant’s mother

rges in Clallam County Superior Court and now his mother, Linda Hahn, has three charges against her as well.

Sequim Police arrested Aaron Hahn, of Gresham, Ore., in March in a staged sting operation to bring him across state lines to skirt extradition laws.

Clallam County prosecution charged him with four counts of rape of a child in the third degree, sexual exploitation of a minor, possessing depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, stalking associated with domestic violence and extortion in the second degree.

The charges stem from a relationship with a Sequim teenage female he initially met online and his reported threatening behavior after she called off the relationship. The female went to police shortly after a Port Angeles woman was killed by an ex-boyfriend who had been stalking her, fearing a similar outcome.

Then, in May, Aaron Hahn was charged with solicitation of aggravated murder, or murder for hire, when he allegedly tried to hire a hit man to kill the teen. A fellow inmate told officials Hahn was searching for a professional killer, at which time Sequim Police gave Hahn a cell phone number of a killer for hire via another inmate. The number connected to a law enforcement official to whom Aaron Hahn allegedly offered money and a car for killing the female.

Now, Hahn’s mother, Linda Hahn, faces three counts of intimidating a witness for reportedly sending the female three e-mails, posing as Aaron, trying to dissuade her from carrying on with the case or testifying against him.

Linda Hahn, 59, of Springfield, Colo., allegedly took dictations from her son over the phone and transcribed them into e-mails to send to the reported victim on three occasions recorded while he was in the Clallam County Correctional Facility, according to Sequim Police reports.

There is a valid no-contact, protection order prohibiting Aaron Hahn from directly or indirectly contacting the female. The third e-mail reportedly threatens the female, stating she was the one who broke the law, that he will cause problems for her, make her look stupid and that God will avenge him.

A Sequim Police detective filed for a search warrant on Aaron Hahn’s e-mail account to track the messages and pulled recordings of phone calls at the jail between him and his mother. Each phone call to and from an inmate in the jail is preceded with a voice recording stating the call may be monitored.

The detective reported hearing Aaron Hahn dictate messages to his mother and heard her typing the text on a keyboard. He also reportedly asked her to delete everything in his account.

Linda Hahn allegedly told her son over the phone that she didn’t want to send any more e-mails because she didn’t want them to be traced back to her because she didn’t want the actions to affect her custody of his son, but sent the final e-mail after being persuaded by her son, according to court documents.

Sequim Police were able to track the e-mail origins to Linda Hahn’s general area of Colorado.

Clallam County Superior Court Judge Wood issued an arrest warrant for Linda Hahn and Aaron Hahn remains in jail on $1 million bail with a hearing date of July 11 and a trial date of Aug. 4.

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