Prison guard charged with hate crime over Nicholas Rossi ‘religious slur’

We can reveal that a prison guard has been charged with a hate crime after allegedly directing a “religious insult” at fugitive rape suspect Nicholas Rossi.

The 68-year-old warden is accused of insulting the convicted sex offender, 35, who claims to have converted to Judaism behind bars in Edinburgh.

Nicholas Rossi complained to the prison governors, who called the police


Nicholas Rossi complained to the prison governors, who called the policeCredit: Michael Schofield
He converted to Judaism behind bars at the Edinburgh HMP


He converted to Judaism behind bars at the Edinburgh HMPCredit: Alamy

Rossi, who is fighting extradition to the US where he is wanted on charges of sexual assault and fraudulent rape, is said to have complained to prison governors, who have called in the police.

A Police Scotland spokesman confirmed: “A 68-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with a hate crime against a man at HMP Edinburgh which was reported on April 13.”

“He was released with an obligation to appear before Edinburgh Sheriff Court later.”

Rossi uses more than a dozen pseudonyms and claims he is Irishman Arthur Knight.

The fugitive rape suspect Nicholas Rossi calls the child abuser to testify
Fugitive Nicholas Rossi claims he can't walk despite being caught doing so

His extradition hearing ended abruptly last month after he claimed he was unwell.

The city’s Sheriff Court was previously told by a hospital doctor that staff had to work in pairs to “protect” him after he filed a series of complaints about individuals.

Tonight, an insider called the sex fiend, who was being held captive at Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital after a Covid battle, a “compulsive liar”.

They added: “Rossi is known for complaining and lying.

“This is the guy who claimed he woke up from his coma to find that someone had been in his ward and tattooed his arms.

“He’s a fantasist who shouldn’t be taken seriously.”

During his extradition proceedings, Rossi approached a jailed pedophile to back up his claims that he had been mistreated by prison staff.

Rossi’s doctor also questioned his claim that he couldn’t walk and needed a wheelchair.

A spokesman for the Scottish Prisons Service said: “We expect the highest standards of behavior from all our staff and where these are not met we have procedures in place to deal with it.”

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Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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