Saudi prince arrested on sex crime charge at Los Angeles mansion

The Los Angeles Police Department's special consul division said the prince does not have diplomatic immunity


Reuters September 25, 2015
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LOS ANGELES: A Saudi prince has been arrested on charges of trying to force a worker at a Beverly Hills estate to perform oral sex, Los Angeles police said on Thursday.

Majed Abdulaziz Al-Saud, 28, was arrested on Wednesday and was released on $300,000 bond the next day, according to police and online jail records.

The Los Angeles Police Department's special consul division said the prince does not have diplomatic immunity, according to the Los Angeles Times and KCBS-TV.

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The Los Angeles Times said police descended on the massive estate after a neighbor saw a bleeding woman screaming for help as she tried to scale the property’s surrounding wall on Wednesday.

The $37 million home, in one of the most exclusive enclaves in the world, has been rented for weeks at a time by foreign nationals over the past year, the neighbor told the Times.

The prince is expected to be in court Oct 19, court records show. Attempts to reach him by telephone were unsuccessful and his attorney was not immediately known. A call to the Saudi embassy was not immediately returned.

COMMENTS (19)

Rollin & Trollin | 5 years ago | Reply @Zafar: Truer words haven't been spoken... Many Pakistanis take pleasure in criticizing Saudis when the occasion arises, however, I thank God Pakistan is not an oil-rich country otherwise the income and other inequalities would be even worse than what we see today.
Saad | 5 years ago | Reply Saudi royal family have no respect for women and subordinates. We can see they treated the martyrs of the Hajj like trash. They are driven by money and sex and the abundance of oil provided them an opportunity to fulfill their just & unjust desires. But, i'm hopeful, he'll not be punished, even if he is in US. On utmost, he may be fined. But he won't receive an iota of pain that his servant experienced because of his torture.
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