Saudi Sergeant Accused of Child Rape in Vegas

The Associated Press:

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 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 obtained Friday.

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

“There was a kidnapping and sexual assault with force,” Las Vegas police Lt. Dan McGrath said. “The victim said he was forced into the room and sexually assaulted. We have a strong case based on the evidence.”

The arrest was first reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which provided more details based on information in the police report:

Alotaibi told police he was drinking Hennessy all night and was drunk when he met the boy. Police said he first denied allegations but later admitted he “put his penis in his mouth for just a couple of seconds,” and his penis “accidentally” went into the boy’s rectum.

Accidentally?

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