UK court: Arrested man is US fugitive wanted on rape claim


A judge in Scotland says a man who spent almost a year fighting extradition to the U.S. is Nicholas Rossi a fugitive alleged to have faked his own death to escape rape allegations The suspect was arrested in December 2021 at a Glasgow hospital where he was being treated for COVID-19 He denies being Rossi and says he's an Irish orphan named Arthur knight after seeing evidence including fingerprints and tattoos a judge is told Edinburgh sheriff court he was satisfied that mister knight is indeed Nicholas Rossi U.S. authorities say Rossi had been charged in connection with the 2008 rape in Utah a full extradition hearing is likely to be held next year Charles De Ledesma London

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