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UPDATE: FBI make arrest in kidnapping case involving Georgetown student

WASHINGTON – Paolo Aldorasi, 34, of London, was indicted Tuesday on a federal kidnapping charge stemming from the recent abduction of a man in the Georgetown area of Washington, D.C.

Aldorasi was arrested by the FBI’s Seattle Field Office on Feb. 24, 2017, in SeaTac, Washington, on a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He made his first appearance on Feb. 27, 2017, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. He was ordered detained there pending a hearing set for March 2, 2017.

The indictment today was returned by a grand jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The charge of kidnapping carries a statutory maximum of life in prison.

According to the complaint, the victim reported that he was abducted on the afternoon of Jan. 26, 2017, from the 3400 block of O Street NW. Aldorasi, who was operating a sport utility vehicle, pulled alongside the victim as he was walking on the street, the complaint alleges. According to the complaint, Aldorasi ordered the victim to get into the vehicle and demanded money. He allegedly took the victim to four ATMs in the District of Columbia, in unsuccessful attempts to withdraw money, as well as to two retail establishments. After about two hours, the complaint states, Aldorasi eventually released the victim, unharmed, in the District of Columbia.

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