Bay Area man in France accused of raping woman in Pennsylvania in 2013 can be extradited to US

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Wednesday, July 10, 2024 12:26AM
Bay Area man in France accused of college rape can be extradited to US
A French court has ruled Ian Cleary, a Bay Area man, accused of raping a woman at a Pennsylvania college can be extradited back to the United States.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A French court has ruled a Bay Area native accused of raping a woman at the Gettysburg College campus in Pennsylvania in 2013 -- can be extradited to the United States.

Ian Cleary, 31, of Saratoga has been detained since April.

Investigators say he stalked the victim at a party, followed her back to her dorm, then sexually assaulted her.

RELATED: Bay Area native who allegedly admitted to 2013 rape via Facebook message caught in France

Ian Thomas Cleary, a Bay Area native who admitted to 2013 rape via Facebook message, was caught in France, according to authorities.

They reopened the case in 2020 when the victim received several messages appearing to be from Cleary, including one that read, "So, I raped you."

It's not clear when Cleary will be brought back to the United States.

He has refused to be extradited, which will slow the process.

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