Colorado: Feds may allow Saudi convicted of enslaving, sexually assaulting housekeeper to leave U.S.
A Saudi linguist convicted of sexually assaulting a housekeeper and keeping her a virtual slave for four years in Colorado has cleared initial administrative hurdles to be transferred to Saudi Arabia under a U.S. treaty, angering prosecutors who put him in prison.
Homaidan al-Turki’s application to serve the remainder of his sentence in Saudi Arabia cleared reviews by prison officials and is awaiting final approval by Colorado Department of Corrections Director Tom Clements, department spokeswoman Katherine Sanguinetti said Friday. The foreign-national offender-transfer application would then undergo a federal review, and if approved, al-Turki would be sent to Saudi Arabia. (continue reading...)