Nicholas Rossi in June 2023. Alamy

Nicholas Rossi, who claims to be Irish orphan, arrested in connection with alleged rape in UK

Rossi was arrested this morning in connection with an alleged rape took place in 2017.

A FUGITIVE DUE to be extradited from Scotland to the US has been arrested in connection with a separate alleged rape in Essex in England.

Nicholas Rossi, 36, was arrested this morning in connection with reports of an alleged rape which took place in Chelmsford in 2017, according to the BBC.

Following a lengthy extradition hearing earlier this year, an order was signed last week to have Rossi sent back to the United States to face different alleged rape charges in Utah.

Rossi initially came to the attention of the authorities after he became ill with Covid-19 and was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow in December 2021.

As well as Rossi’s claims that he is actually an Irish orphan called Arthur Knight, although these claims have been disproven by expert witnesses.

A spokesperson for Essex Police said: “Officers investigating a non-recent allegation of rape in Chelmsford, which was made to us in April 2022, have arrested a 36-year-old a man.

“After liaising with the appropriate authorities, Essex Police officers arrested the man on suspicion of rape this morning.

“He remains in custody for questioning.”

Press Association