Saudi airman rejects plea deal in Vegas child rape

August 1, 2013 • Business

FILE – This file image provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Mazen Alotaibi. Alotaibi, 23, a sergeant in Saudi Arabia’s Air Force, was arrested Dec. 31, 2012, in Las Vegas. At a hearing on Thursday Aug. 1,2013 a defense lawyer will ask a Nevada judge not to let a jury hear what police say Alotaibi told investigators about allegations that he raped a 13-year-old boy at a Las Vegas Strip hotel on New Year’s Eve.(AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Saudi Arabian air force sergeant rejected a plea deal in a child rape case Thursday, after which a video was played in court of him telling police he had sexual contact with a 13-year-old boy at a Las Vegas Strip hotel.

Mazen Alotaibi, 24, appeared in Nevada state court and refused to plead guilty to reduced charges of attempted sexual assault and attempted lewdness. Instead he will go to Login to read more

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