The court said a sex offender accused of FUGITIVE who faked his own death was eventually given away thanks to his tattoos.
Nicholas Alahverdian, 34, an American, who uses 16 aliases, including Nicholas Rossi, appeared in court yesterday.
He was first arrested in December at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, where he is being treated for COVID-19.
He is facing extradition to the US after absconding in 2017 to evade charges related to identity theft and fraud, as well as a 2008 sexual assault charge in the US. Utah.
And follow Timesit was his tattoos that caused him to be removed as police and hospital staff were able to identify him thanks to images the police had.
Jennifer Johnston, who was indicted, said: ‘They have documented tattoos – and the scar on his remaining arm is believed to have been caused by an attempt to remove the tattoo.
Prosecutors allege Alahverdian discharged himself the next day and returned home to Glasgow.
He was refused bail at the Edinburgh Sheriff’s Court following his arrest in Glasgow on Thursday.
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The office of the Utah District Attorney David Leavitts, which charged Alahverdian in connection with a 2008 rape in Utah, confirmed Alahverdian’s arrest.
The Leavitts office said Alahverdian, who then went by the name Nicholas Rossi, sexually assaulted an ex-girlfriend in Orem, Utah.
The office said its investigation had found other complaints alleging abusive behavior and intimidation against women in other states.
Additionally, authorities in Rhode Island say Alahverdian is also wanted in their state for not registering as a sex offender.
The FBI says he faces fraud charges in Ohio, where he was convicted of a sex offense in 2008.
In recent years, Alahverdian has been an outspoken critic of the Rhode Islands Department of Children, Youth and Families, testifying before state legislators about sexual abuse and torture during in foster care.
Then, in 2020, he told local media that he had terminal non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and had just weeks to live.
An obituary published online announced his death on February 29, 2020. But by last year, Rhode Island State Police, the former Alahverdians attorney, and his former adoptive family publicly doubted whether he was real. death or not.
One of his neighbors in Glasgow, Anna says she always suspects something isn’t right.
She told the Times: “Arthur was dressed in a papa suit with little squares of silk and a wide-brimmed hat.
“He looked and sounded like a caricature of a classy Englishman.”
“He’s friendly and polite, but there’s something about him that confuses me.”
The 34-year-old will return to court on February 10 for a preliminary hearing, with a full hearing scheduled for February 17, Scottish court officials said.
https://www.thesun.ie/news/8248877/fugitive-sex-offender-faked-death-given-away-tattoos/ ‘Sex criminals’ who ran away pretended to be dead before being taken to the hospital to be ‘letted for tattoos’