Rhode Island man who faked his death allegedly assaulted four local women over a year
A man accused of faking his own death to avoid jail time once became enraged over a crying baby and on another occasion forced a woman to pay him back for dinner after refusing his sexual advances, according to a report.
Nicholas Alahverdian, 34, rose to international fame after it was revealed last month that he faked his own death in 2020 to evade sex and fraud. He assumed a false identity in Scotland, but his cover was blown after he was hospitalized with a life-threatening case of Covid and he was arrested by Interpol, only to be released on bail weeks later.
He was arrested again Thursday for missing an extradition hearing when new allegations about his troubling personal life came to light.
A woman told Pawtucket police that Alahverdian became “furious” after reprimanding his advances after a dinner party, according to police reports obtained by police. Providence Journal.
As they met in his apartment later that evening, he became “furious” after she rejected his advances and demanded compensation for the meal they shared.
After taking her phone, he drove her to a nearby ATM and instructed her to withdraw $200. She agreed because “she felt she had no choice but to give him the money for fear of further violence,” the report said.
The night got weirder for the woman when Alahverdian ordered her to sign an agreement – while videotaped – stating that “she could not take legal action and that the money she gave him for therapy was for him because of her abusive behavior.” actions and her sexual addiction.’
Nicholas Alahverdian, pictured in 2011, has been arrested for suspected sexual assault after faking his cancer death and fleeing the US to Scotland
Another prosecutor told police in July 2010 that Alahverdian had lured her to his apartment under the guise of visiting his art studio. Instead, she told police, he took her phone and urged her to have sex.
When she refused his advances, he said “if she left, he would kill himself by stabbing himself in the chest with a knife,” the Journal reported. Alahverdian was taken to hospital for psychiatric evaluation.
Police returned to his apartment in November after being tipped off, saying they encountered an “extremely upset” woman with injuries to both eyes.
Suspected con man Nicholas Alahverdian, who also goes by Nicholas Rossi, is a registered sex offender. He was convicted in 2008 of two sex crimes. His mugshot from the sex offender registry is depicted
The woman told police that Alahverdian became angry after their dinner guests’ babies started crying earlier that night, leading to a violent altercation.
Alahverdian “grabbed her and knocked her to the ground and held her” and “threw her on the face,” the outlet reported.
He resisted arrest and prompted police to physically carry him out of the apartment and into the cruiser, where he repeatedly slammed his head against the metal bars while yelling “really loud.”
He was sprayed with pepper spray by the arresting officers in an attempt to stop him from self-harming.
In 2011, an arrest warrant was issued against the Alahverdian for violating a restraining order issued by his then-wife.
DailyMail.com has requested copies of the arrest reports from the Pawtucket Police Department. It is not clear whether Alahverdian was convicted or jailed for the charges.
He went on the run in 2020 after police began approaching him over other allegations of fraud and sex crimes. In an effort to turn down the heating, he wrote and published his own obituary stating that he died of cancer and that his ashes were scattered at sea.
A prosecutor told police that while on a date, Alahverdian picked up the bill for dinner, but demanded a $200 refund after she refused his advances
Pretending to be dead in 2000, he fled the country to evade accusations of sex and fraud, even going so far as to write and publish his own obituary.
He is being extradited to the US for rape in Utah after allegedly assaulting an ex-girlfriend in 2008.
Police believe he may be responsible for similar attacks in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Utah and Ohio.
Also in 2008, he was convicted in Dayton, Ohio, of public indecency and sexual imposition; Alahverdian claimed in a 2013 civil lawsuit that the charges arose from allegations that he masturbated in a corridor of Sinclair Community College.
As a result, he ended up on the Ohio sex offender registry, where his mugshot remains to this day.
This map shows the trail of destruction and alleged criminal behavior carried out by Nicholas Alahverdian in the US
He is suspected of committing multiple other sexual assaults and was also charged with $200,000 fraud after taking out credit cards and loans in the name of his foster mother’s husband in Ohio, it is alleged.
Alahverdian divorced his second wife in 2017 after less than two years of marriage, and is said to also owe her $52,000. Both of his former husbands issued a restraining order against him after their marriage ended.
Years before the Hollywood-made story unfolded, Alahverdian was a Rhode Island political activist who claimed to have been a victim of the foster system as a child, and who called for changes in state law.
His story of a man with a haunted past—who overcame adversity to become a Harvard-educated political scientist—stunned the circles he frequented, with multiple lawmakers taking pity on him.
Alahverdian is suspected of committing multiple sexual assaults and was charged with $200,000 fraud after taking out credit cards and loans in the name of his foster mother’s husband in Ohio.
He was so cunning that as a young teenager, he almost convinced a state representative to adopt him.
Former state representative Brian Coogan, 51, previously told DailyMail.com that he met Alahverdian and was charmed by Alahverdian in 2000 while working as a politician and Alahverdian volunteered as a bellboy at the state house.
Coogan told DailyMail.com that he was initially enamored with the troubled teen — who claimed to have been sexually and physically victimized in foster care — and moved to give him a permanent home after Alahverdian “begged me to adopt him” shortly after she died. met.
On the day he was in court to start the adoption process, Coogan said he heard Alahverdian threatening a social worker and said, “I’ll tell them you assaulted me, you beat me.”
A judge later ruled Coogan and his wife out, warning that he was “manipulative” and prone to stealing people’s identities.
The charges for which Alahverdian is awaiting extradition relate to the rape of a woman in Orem, Utah, whom he befriended on MySpace in 2008 and later assaulted, Utah County District Attorney David Leavitt told the DailyMail. com.
Criminal past of Nicholas Alahverdian
Date unknown: Do not register as a sex offender in Rhode Island. Accused of a separate attack in which he allegedly kidnapped and sexually assaulted a woman
Date unknown: Charged with similar kidnapping and attempted assault in Massachusetts
2008: Convicted of assault in Ohio after “meeting” with a fellow student at Sinclair Community College in Dayton. In September 2008, he allegedly raped an ex-girlfriend in Orem, Utah – the charge that led to his arrest in December 2021.
Nov 2010: Arrested for allegedly assaulting girlfriend at his Rhode Island apartment after they argued over a guest’s crying child
Dec 2010: A woman called police to report that she went to a dinner party with Alahverdian that turned sour after rejecting his advances. He ordered her to give him $200 and took her phone
Apr 2011: An arrest warrant was issued against the Alahverdian for violating a restraining order obtained by his then wife
2017: Fraud in Ohio. Former foster mother in same state accused Alahverdian of defrauding $200,000, allegedly taking out fake credit cards and loans in her husband’s name
February 2020: Fake his own death from lymphoma, with an unnamed “widow” claiming the Alahverdian was buried at sea. In July, DNA links him to a 2008 sex attack in Orem, Utah — the charge that eventually led to his discovery in Scotland
Dec 2021: Arrested in hospital in Glasgow, Scotland, while intubated with COVID on suspicion of sexual assault in Utah
January 2022: Will be extradited to the US, where Alahverdian will almost certainly face further fraud charges for faking his own death in February 2020