Former Bush Official Charged With Sexually Assaulting Woman in Fairfax County
BAILEY’S CROSSROADS, Va. — Fairfax County police say a lobbyist and former George W. Bush administration official has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman he met at a Bailey’s Crossroads store.
Police say 44-year-old Sloan Rappoport of Arlington was arrested Tuesday and charged with abduction, sexual battery and obscene display in a Jan. 31 incident.
Police say Rappoport struck up a conversation with a 28-year-old woman and later asked her to get in his car. That’s when police say he locked the doors, drove away and sexually assaulted her.
Rappoport’s attorney calls it a “major misunderstanding.”
Lobbying firm Downey McGrath Group, where Rappoport was vice president, says he has been relieved of his duties. A biography on the group’s website said Rappoport was an adviser to former Commerce Secretary Donald Evans.
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