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London Man Being Deported for Assaulting Georgetown Student

A London man who assaulted and attempted to rob a Georgetown University student last January is being deported after serving 11 months in prison, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a news release.

Paolo Aldorasi, 35, pleaded guilty to assault with intent to commit robbery in November 2017 and had a federal kidnapping charge dismissed, officials said. A judge sentenced him to two years in prison, with all but the 11 months served since his arrest suspended. Now he will be sent back to London with five years probation, during which he is barred from the United States.

Aldorasi was driving near Georgetown when he approached the unnamed student and asked for directions to Dulles International Airport. When the victim, not fluent in English, said he was unfamiliar with the location, Aldorasi grabbed him and demanded he get into Aldorasi’s Chevrolet Equinox.

Aldorasi took the victim to four ATMs and two stores, asking the student to withdraw cash and make purchases, according to the news release. Each ATM transaction failed.

Aldorasi requested the student buy a $6,300 bracelet at a Cartier in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and cellphones worth about $846 at a Best Buy in Tenleytown, News4 reported in November.

The student didn’t comply with any of Aldorasi’s demands and escaped after one final unsuccessful purchase attempt.

After examining Aldorasi’s Facebook page and other data, FBI officials arrested him in Seattle about a month after the assault.

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