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The National (Scotland)
The National (Scotland)
Adam Robertson

Scottish Government signs off extradition of US rape suspect Nicholas Rossi

THE Scottish Government has signed an extradition order for US rape suspect Nicholas Rossi.

The man is wanted in the United States in connection with alleged offences including rape and contested moves by authorities in America to have him flown over to face legal proceedings.

Scottish ministers made a final decision to sign the order on September 28 – a response to a freedom of information request revealed.  

Rossi is wanted by authorities in Utah for allegedly raping a woman in 2008.

He also faces multiple complaints against him in Rhode Island for alleged domestic violence.

A court ruled in August there was no impediment to the 35-year-old being extradited and the decision was then placed before Scottish ministers.

Despite a court ruling last November that he is Rossi, he insists it is a case of mistaken identity and that he is an Irish orphan called Arthur Knight.

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