Saudi prince arrested on sex crime charge at Los Angeles mansion

Published: September 25, 2015


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.

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  • HZR
    Sep 25, 2015 - 10:14PM

    These guys are turning into sex maniacs’ Recently a diplomat manged to escape similar charges because of the immunity.Normally in any other circumstance he would be treated like a criminal which he is.they talk about human rights and treat women worse.would they do this to say Saudi women?Recommend

  • Asok
    Sep 25, 2015 - 10:39PM

    Hope he enjoys the hospitality of the California prison system.Recommend

  • Mir Ali
    Sep 25, 2015 - 10:49PM

    How about some lashes ?Recommend

  • kala_bacha
    Sep 25, 2015 - 11:00PM

    What a shame and the disgrace to the nation. This prince thinks they can do anything anywhere, but they forgot in US no one is above the law. I hope if he guilty should be punished. Recommend

  • Skywalker
    Sep 25, 2015 - 11:07PM

    He deserves equivalent punishment as in KSA. Stiff justice not only for migrants from poor countries in KSA.Recommend

  • Ashraf
    Sep 26, 2015 - 6:04AM

    These twisted subhumans must be taught to behave like humans.Recommend

  • a&a
    Sep 26, 2015 - 6:58AM

    After hajj tragedy, another feather in the stock of KSA rulers. Recommend

  • Riaz
    Sep 26, 2015 - 9:17AM

    Shame on Saudis, they have always disgraced Islam with their luster and greed.Recommend

  • Parvez
    Sep 26, 2015 - 12:18PM

    Stupid man…..but then he’s a Saudi royal so it must be a affliction of in-breading.Recommend

  • Shake the sheikh
    Sep 26, 2015 - 12:25PM

    For Saudi Royal family members should know in their country they can do anything and get away but not in western countries.
    He will get away in US too but not without paying s huge price. LolRecommend

  • Mullah Nasruddin.
    Sep 26, 2015 - 12:33PM

    Neither call at attorney, home and embassy were received nor he will appear in court. Blame has been made and case will not be properly described.Recommend

  • Ikbal
    Sep 26, 2015 - 1:26PM

    Few weeks ago it was a Qatari royal who was speeding in his ostentatious car in Beverly Hills neighborhood causing annoyance in the neighborhood as per the local news channel and now this episode only brings shame to the Muslims living in the greater Los Angeles area. Recommend

  • Tariq
    Sep 26, 2015 - 2:15PM

    This is the real face of Saudis. Recommend

  • Zafar
    Sep 26, 2015 - 3:54PM

    We would done nothing if this happened in Pakistan. Congratulations US police.Recommend

    Sep 26, 2015 - 8:32PM


  • vicktor d'souza
    Sep 26, 2015 - 10:42PM

    I hope he gets to meet Big Bob at the California State Penitentiary.Recommend

  • Ahsan Shah
    Sep 27, 2015 - 3:00AM

    All Saudi Kings and princes are like himRecommend

  • Saad
    Sep 27, 2015 - 1:47PM

    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. Recommend

  • Rollin & Trollin
    Sep 27, 2015 - 6:52PM

    @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.Recommend

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