A jury has found a Saudi Airman guilty of sexual assault that took place on New Year’s Eve in the bathroom of a hotel room at the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Initial reports had said that the 13-year-old victim was pulled into Alotaibi’s room while he was walking to the hotel’s doughnut shop, however, according to this testimony he first smoked marijuana with Alotaibi outside of the hotel and went willingly with Alotaibi to his hotel room.
Once inside the bathroom of the hotel room the boy claims he was propositioned for sex and, after Alotabi blocked his exit from the bathroom, forced to have oral and anal sex.
At the time of his arrest, Alotaibi admitted that he was was drunk when he met the boy.
His explanation was that that put his penis in the boy’s mouth for just a “couple of seconds” and that is “accidentally” went into the boy’s rectum.
Alotaibi’s attorney, Don Chairez, has claimed that the boy consented to sex in exchange for the marijuana and money and that he was a child prostitute who lied to authorities.
According to ABC News, the elevator surveillance video shows Alotaibi leaning down and apparently kissing the boy’s neck on the way to the hotel room.
A person traveling with Alotaibi, Rashed Alshahri testified on Thursday that the boy followed 24-year-old Mazen Alotaibi into the bathroom and also said that the did not hear voices, cries or signs of a struggle when he was knocking on the locked bathroom door at the Circus Circus hotel.
The whole situation is disturbing.
The jury found the Saudi Airman guilty of sexual assault since a a person under 16 years of age cannot legally consent to sex regardless of what comes out of their mouth.
The questions that few will ask is why a child would go to a room with an adult male that he does not know and why such a young child was unsupervised at a Las Vegas strip hotel and casino when he traveling with both his father and grandmother.
More disturbing is that there were other men in the hotel room who have either left the country or have not been charged.
Sentencing for the Saudi airman found guilty of sexual assault is scheduled for for Dec. 16.
Alotaibi who earlier rejected a plea deal taht would have allowed him to avoid a trial, could face life in prison.