In subsequent reporting ABC News tells us that, based on an affidavit for a search warrant, the alleged rapist is Andrew Warren.
Barring a stunning coincidence, this Andrew Warren must be the author of "The People of the Veil", a spy thriller set in, well, Algeria.
Here is the author's bio as of Sept 2002:
Mr. Warren's career in the Foreign Service, and now as an author, has allowed him to fulfill his lifelong dream of combining his myriad of experiences and his love of writing into one career. Mr. Warren injects a cultural, intellectual, psychological realism into his writing that could only have come about by his many years of living and working abroad. He currently resides in New York City.
And a bit more here:
East Expert Weaves An Electrifying Story Line Ripped From
Book Signing at Justin's Attracts Nearly 300 people
The New York Amsterdam News, May 2- May 8 2002
The full text of this article may be found at The New York Amsterdam News.
At the end of the night, Mr. Warren took some time to express his gratitude to everyone who came out and a special thanks to his family and friends who supported him along the way. "I am extremely overwhelmed by the number of people who have come out today," said Warren. "I wrote the book to explore my love of literature and to write a suspenseful thriller, that portrayed the Middle East in a more accurate light. Through this book, I hope to teach people about the true meaning of Islam."
Warren added that he hope readers will learn a great deal about Algeria and the Middle East from reading his book.
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