A Saudi prince was arrested in Los Angeles on charges of assaulting a woman at his estate in Beverly Hills, said Friday, September 25 the local police. Witnesses had called the police on Wednesday, reporting that he saw a woman with blood for help while trying to scale the wall surrounding the house, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Prince Majid Abdul Aziz Al Saud, 28, spent the night in jail before being released on bail on Thursday of $ 300,000 (about 268,000 euro). E 'he accused of sexual assault, kidnapping, criminal violence and threats (threat to kill or injure someone). It 'was summoned to court on October 19, and faces up to eight years in prison and a $ 10,000 fine. The State Department said that it had no indication that would qualify for diplomatic immunity.
This is not the first time a member of the Gulf monarchies, which have many luxury property in Los Angeles, has trouble with the authorities. Last week, a member of the ruling family of Qatar, Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al-Thani, was questioned by police in Beverly Hills after the broadcast of a video showing a yellow Ferrari at high speed crossing and stop signs brushing pedestrians.
Alerted by residents, police determined that it was the owner. Circuits well known, has denied being behind the wheel, but claimed diplomatic immunity. In 2013, a Saudi princess was charged in Los Angeles for treating a worker slave house Kenya. The charges against Meshael Alayban were subsequently dropped.