Saudi Arabia seeks return of sex offender serving time in Colorado

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CENTENNIAL, Colo.— Saudi Arabia is seeking the return of one of its citizens serving a prison sentence in Colorado for treating his housekeeper as a slave.

A hearing was set for Thursday to determine whether Homaidan al-Turki will be handed over to Saudi Arabian officials, the Denver Post reported. The Saudi embassy wants al-Turki to return home to serve his punishment, but Colorado officials have resisted because he has been uncooperative, refusing to undergo sex offender treatment.

It’s likely that al-Turki’s crimes would be treated more leniently in Saudi Arabia.

Al-Turki was convicted in 2006 of unlawful sexual contact by use of force and other charges. Prosecutors said he sexually assaulted a housekeeper and kept her as a virtual slave for four years.

Earlier this year, investigators floated a theory that al-Turki may have had some involvement in the death of Department of Corrections head Tom Clements, but that avenue was later abandoned.

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3 comments

  • Robert Gift

    Send him to SA. We are paying for his food, clothing, heat and medical care.
    He will probably be released to go about life as usual.
    My apostate Muslim girlfriend said sexual abuse is common in Muslim countries.

  • jinxed13

    If he is released from prison and returned to Saudi Arabia for any reason, then we need to be releasing anyone who is imprisoned for the same or similar crimes. Foreign people who break our laws shouldn’t be treated with any more leniency that are our native-born citizens in our country. SA doesn’t treat foreigners with leniency, so why should they expect us to do so? What this SA citizen did while in this country was no less reprehensible than what was done to the 3 Ohio girls who were held in sexual servitude for 10+ years, and I don’t think there were many people who would have supported the release of the perpetrator in that case, or any of the numerous other cases that were similar.

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