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Sentence Delayed In Casino Sex Assault

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sentencing is being postponed at least another month for a Saudi Arabian air force sergeant facing a mandatory minimum of 35 years in Nevada state prison for raping a 13-year-old California boy at a Las Vegas Strip hotel.

A prosecutor and defense attorney said Monday’s sentencing for Mazen Alotaibi has been pushed back to April 30 in Clark County District Court.

It’s the second delay since trial attorney Don Chairez withdrew and a new team of attorneys took over the case.

The 24-year-old Alotaibi remains in custody at the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas.

A jury found him 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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