Lawyer to Seek Release of Saudi Air Force Sergeant

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A defense attorney says he'll seek the release from jail of a 23-year-old Saudi Arabia air force sergeant facing a child rape charge in Las Vegas.

Mazen Alotaibi stood in shackles Thursday and stared at the courtroom floor while a Las Vegas judge delayed an evidence hearing pending a bail hearing Friday.

Defense attorney Don Chairez said later that he'll offer to have Alotaibi turn in his Saudi diplomatic passport if he's allowed to post bail.

Alotaibi faces kidnapping, sexual assault with a minor and felony coercion charges that could get him decades in prison.

Police allege that Alotaibi pulled a 13-year-old boy into a sixth-floor room at the Circus Circus hotel and sexually assaulted him the morning before Las Vegas' big New Year's Eve celebration.


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