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Saudi air force officer held in sex assault of boy in Las Vegas

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By The Associated Press
Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, 9:22 p.m.
 

LAS VEGAS — A sergeant in Saudi Arabia's air force was jailed in Las Vegas on charges that he pulled a boy into a hotel room and sexually assaulted him on the morning of Sin City's big New Year's Eve fireworks extravaganza.

Mazen Alotaibi, 23, faces charges including kidnapping, sexual assault with a minor and felony coercion that could get him decades in state prison, according to police and charging documents.

The boy, who is younger than 14, told police that the man forced him into a room in the Circus Circus hotel on the Las Vegas Strip and raped him. Police arrested Alotaibi on being called to the hotel before 9:30 a.m. Dec. 31.

Alotaibi produced a Saudi Arabian military identification and said he was stationed at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland near San Antonio, police said.

 

 
 


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