Sentencing Reset for Saudi in Vegas Case

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Sentencing was postponed in Nevada for a Saudi Arabian air force sergeant found guilty of raping a 13-year-old California boy at a Las Vegas Strip hotel.

A judge noted Wednesday that 24-year-old Mazen Alotaibi faces a mandatory minimum of 35 years in state prison before she agreed to delay sentencing to March 31.

The judge let Alotaibi's trial attorney, Don Chairez, turn the case over to defense attorneys Dominic Gentile and Vincent Savarese.

Savarese says he and Gentile want to review the trial record and prepare an appeal of Alotaibi's conviction.

A jury found Alotaibi guilty in October of kidnapping and forcing sex on the boy in the bathroom of a sixth-floor room at the Circus Circus hotel on New Year's Eve 2012.

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