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Colo. Judge Denies Saudi Request to Let This Sex Offender Go Home

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Colo. Judge Denies Saudi Request to Let This Sex Offender Go Home

(TheBlaze/AP) — Over the past year, there have been an alarming number of cases in which Saudi citizens were accused of being involved in human trafficking, but charges were dropped or officials remained tight-lipped about the details.

This hasn’t been the case for Homaidan al-Turki, a Saudi man convicted in 2006 of unlawful sexual contact by use of force, false imprisonment and other counts.

A Colorado judge on Thursday denied the man’s request to return to his home country to complete his prison term for sexually abusing his Indonesian housekeeper and keeping her as a virtual slave. He is serving eight years to life in a state prison.

The Saudi government even asked the judge to allow al-Turki to be deported to Saudi Arabia, promising to enforce whatever prison terms Colorado imposed.

Judge Denies Homaidan al Turkis Request to Serve Remainder of Term in Saudi Arabia

This May 12, 2006 file photo shows Homaidan al-Turki, right, and his wife Sarah Khonaizan as they arrive for a hearing at the Arapahoe County courthouse in Centennial, Colo.

But Arapahoe County District Judge J. Mark Hannen said he does not have the authority under state law to reduce al-Turki’s sentence to probation so he can be deported to serve out his sentence in his native country.

Prosecutors also argued against al-Turki’s transfer, saying the man refused to participate in a required program for sex offenders. They also questioned whether his home country would carry out his sentence.

Hal Haddon, an attorney for al-Turki, did not immediately respond to a call and email for comment on the judge’s ruling.

Al-Turki, a linguist, was living in the Denver suburb of Aurora when he was indicted in 2005. He was charged with repeatedly raping the housekeeper, but the jury convicted him on a lesser charge of unlawful sexual contact.

Prosecutors allege the housekeeper spent four years cooking and cleaning for the al-Turki family while sleeping on a mattress on the basement floor and getting paid less than $2 a day. Al-Turki was accused of hiding her passport.

He denied the allegations, saying he was a victim of anti-Muslim sentiment.

The case prompted such an international uproar that the U.S. State Department sent Colorado Attorney General John Suthers to Saudi Arabia to meet with King Abdullah, Crown Prince Sultan and al-Turki’s family after al-Turki’s conviction.

More on the story via KUSA-TV:

Al-Turki’s case also became entangled with the slaying of Tom Clements, the head of Colorado’s prison system. Clements was shot to death at his home in March about a week after denying a request by al-Turki to be transferred to Saudi Arabia.

Prison officials have investigated the connection but say they have found nothing liking Al-Turki to the crime. But he remains a person of interest.

Paul Hollenbeck, an associate director of Colorado’s prisons, testified that Clements had been prepared to grant al-Turki a transfer but changed his mind after hearing from

LOOK at the replies..that's where it gets interesting..

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Ednarooni160
by Eds on Jan. 4, 2014 at 2:23 PM

Bronco II
Jan. 4, 2014 at 7:09am

For now this Judge will get to go to re-education camp and flip his decision I pray not but we’ve seen it over and over.
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woodyee
Jan. 4, 2014 at 8:34am

How STUPID do they think we are?!?

“But Arapahoe County District Judge J. Mark Hannen said he does not have the authority under state law to reduce al-Turki’s sentence to probation so he can be deported to serve out his sentence in his native country.”

Apparently, what’s been happening is that the Saudi criminals have their sentences reduced to probation so that they can be released to serve their sentence in Saudi Arabia, as the Saudi’s promise – WELL? What was their sentence?

PROBATION!!!!

I cannot WAIT to see Eric Holder behind prison walls in shackles…


IndyGuy
Jan. 4, 2014 at 9:55am

“The case prompted such an international uproar that the U.S. State Department sent Colorado Attorney General John Suthers to Saudi Arabia to meet with King Abdullah, Crown Prince Sultan and al-Turki’s family after al-Turki’s conviction.”

Hey Suthers….Tell Saudi Arabia to stuff it…


blanco5
Jan. 4, 2014 at 7:11am

Well, I trust Saudi Arabia to do the right thing! Don’t worry, prez islama will buy you a first class ticket (tax payer funded) right out of Colorado!
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dublinthewagons
Jan. 4, 2014 at 7:17am

Vallerie Jarrett will be happy to get under this situation.
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Snowleopard {gallery of cat folks}
Jan. 4, 2014 at 7:37am

I expect Obama to simply have him transferred to Saudi custody at any time.
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ohnpaulkuchtajr
Jan. 4, 2014 at 7:48am

I guess that there’s one place where all the Saudi cash flowing into the coffers of the political class doesn’t cut any ice: Colorado.

Too bad that we can’t say that about Virginia where then Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli interceded in an election for our House of Delegates on behalf of Saudi citizen David Ramadan. Ramadan won the seat by 80 votes; but, Cuccinelli lost the race for Governor to a complete idiot and Democratic Party sleeze, McCauliffe. Virginia voters don’t tolerate corruption very well.

“Remember Benghazi and All the Traitors!”

mericansfightingforcommonsense
Jan. 4, 2014 at 7:57am

Not long ago we had similar situation with a Saudi national in the county jail, and Obama just happen to come to town to give a speech and all of a sudden he was released and sent free. (Warrensburg MO.) Strange how that seems to happen a lot.


Beckster2
Jan. 4, 2014 at 12:24pm

Ever wonder why after 100s of years of enslaving East Africans there is no Black/African society in Saudi Arabia or the Arab Muslim world? American slaves had children who continued to be slaves. The Arabs just murdered their infirm slaves and castrated the males and didn’t need or want their children. It was easier to just go get some more. The Arabs were ugly slavers then and still are.

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