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Vancouver man accused in rape; bail $500,000

By , Columbian Assistant Metro Editor

A deputy prosecutor on Monday requested that a Vancouver man accused of raping an acquaintance be held on $1 million bail, in part, because the man has had 23 arrest warrants and three bail-jumping convictions.

However, Clark County Superior Court Judge Bernard Veljacic ordered that Nikolay I. Kalachik be held on $500,000 bail.

Kalachik, 31, appeared in court Monday on suspicion of first-degree rape, felony harassment and first-degree kidnapping.

Vancouver police say that Kalachik drove the victim to the area of Northwest Lower River Road and Northwest Erwin O. Rieger Memorial Highway on Friday and raped her, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

The victim reported that Kalachik told her “he had a gun, and he would blow her brains out” if she didn’t do as he said. Kalachik motioned to the back of the car, she said, indicating that the firearm was in the trunk, the affidavit states.

After sexually assaulting her, Kalachik drove the victim toward downtown Vancouver and continued to threaten to kill her. At one point, he told the victim, “You want me to get out and take care of you?,” court records say.

He eventually dropped her off in the area of East Fourth Plain Boulevard and F Street. She walked to the Clark County Courthouse and reported the incident to police, according to court documents.

Kalachik will be arraigned May 4.

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