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New York Man Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison for Kidnapping, Interstate Domestic Violence

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Jersey

NEWARK, N.J. – A New York man was sentenced today to 108 months in prison for assaulting and kidnapping an individual with whom he had a romantic relationship, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Rudolf Szoradi, 51, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jose J. Linares in Newark federal court to an information charging him with one count of kidnapping and interstate domestic violence. U.S. District Judge Esther Salas imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

Szoradi and the victim previously had a romantic relationship. On Dec. 15, 2017, Szoradi assaulted the victim with a knife in the basement of a Newark residence. The victim suffered serious injuries. Szoradi then confined her in a vehicle against her will and drove her across state lines, eventually reaching North Carolina, where the victim was able to receive medical attention for her injuries.   

In addition to the prison term, Judge Salas sentenced Szoradi to five years of supervised release.

U.S. Attorney Carpenito credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Gregory W. Ehrie in Newark, with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing. He also thanked the Newark Police Division and Clayton, North Carolina, police department for their assistance.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Feldman Nikic of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Criminal Division in Newark.

Updated September 16, 2019

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 19-269