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Former Bush administration advisor arrested for assault

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(WJLA) - Sloan Rappoport, 44, is a former senior policy advisor in the George W. Bush administration. He was arrested Tuesday in a chilling case.

Fairfax County Police say that on Friday, January 31, this surveillance photo was taken of Rappoport inside the Ross store at Bailey’s Crossroad. Investigators say Rappoport struck up a conversation with a woman inside the stare that night, and when she left, he asked her to get in his Mercedes.

She got inside the car, then police say Rappoport allegedly locked the doors, drove to a nearby location, and sexually assaulted the woman – who eventually fled.

Rappoport works as a lobbyist at a prominent government affairs firm in downtown Washington. According to a bio removed from the firm’s website, his areas of expertise include finance, trade, and healthcare.

No one answered the door at Rappoport’s Arlington home, and neighbors declined to talk on camera, but admitted they are shocked by the allegations. They insist Rappoport is a friendly, family man.

"That's a little scary, I shop here often," said Virginia resident Jill Robertson.

Robertson and others who frequent this Ross store say this case reminds them to always be vigilant.

"Wherever you are, I think it's important to be aware of your surroundings. And certainly this case is a little unsettling," added Stacey Kruml.

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