Saudi Princess Charged with Human Trafficking

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Arraignment of a Saudi princess on a charge of human trafficking in California has been postponed.

Meshael Alayban appeared in Orange County Superior Court Thursday but her attorney requested a delay and the judge rescheduled the proceeding to July 29.

During the appearance, Alayban wore a dark blue jail jumpsuit and stood inside the courtroom's prisoner holding area.

Alayban was arrested after a domestic worker from Kenya alleged she was forced to work excessive hours and was not allowed to leave. The worker said she was hired in Kenya in 2012 and taken to Saudi Arabia, where her passport was taken from her.


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