Man Charged in Stamford Kidnapping, Assault

Woman was lured from Stamford nightclub.

A 30-year-old Stamford man has been arrested on a warrant charging him with kidnapping a woman from a Stamford nightclub and sexually assaulting her last year.

Police said Shahdan Sallaj and an accomplice identified as Shefki Mahmutaj met the victim in a Stamford nightclub in May 2010, lured her outside, forced her into a vehicle and drove her to a secluded spot in Stamford, where she was sexually assaulted.

Sallaj was arrested on Wednesday and is being held on a $250,000 bond. He was charged with first-degree sexual assault and first-degree kidnapping. His next court date is scheduled for March 29 at Stamford Superior Court.

Police are searching for Mahmutaj and ask anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts is to call 203-977-4417.

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