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European Arrest Warrant Italian man to be extradited to Ireland over alleged sex abuse of minor

The man who cannot be named for legal reasons was this month subject of a European Arrest Warrant issued by the Irish judiciary for sexual abuse against a minor

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Italian police tricked a man wanted in Ireland for sex abuse charges into handing himself in at a police station by making him think they wanted to speak to him over a trivial matter.

The man who cannot be named for legal reasons was this month subject of a European Arrest Warrant issued by the Irish judiciary for sexual abuse against a minor.

The man was based in the town of Colleferro near Rome but when investigators led by local police chief Francesco Mainardi went to search his property they couldn’t find him.

Italian media reported that after the initial police search for the suspect drew a blank they came up with a plan to phone him to tell him to attend the local police station over a simple matter.

The man later presented himself at the station only to be told that he was facing extradition on sex abuse charges.

Police then immediately brought him to Velletri prison where he is still being held ahead of his extradition.

The charges relate to abuse of a minor dating back to 2018 but the man returned to his native Italy since the alleged incident.

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