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Oct 24, 2013 12:49 PM by David Randall

Saudi Arabia Seeks Native Convicted of Sex Assault in Colorado

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Saudi Arabia is seeking the return of a Saudi national serving a Colorado prison sentence for sexually assaulting his housekeeper and treating her as a virtual slave.

A hearing was being held Thursday in Centennial to discuss the sentence for Homaidan al-Turki. He wants a judge to release him from prison and allow him to serve probation instead.

Colorado officials have denied al-Turki's request to serve out his sentence in Saudi Arabia because he's refused to undergo sex offender treatment.

Fahed Al-Rawaf of the Saudi embassy in Washington asked the court to release al-Turki for more appropriate treatment at home.

Al-Turki's brother also made an emotional appeal for a return to Saudi Arabia.

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