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Saudi Arabia seeks native convicted of sex assault

Saudi Arabia seeks return of Saudi man convicted of sexually assaulting housekeeper

Saudi Arabia seeks native convicted of sex assault

CENTENNIAL, Colorado (AP) -- Saudi Arabia is seeking the return of a Saudi national serving an eight-year Colorado prison sentence for sexually assaulting his housekeeper and treating her as a virtual slave.

A hearing was being held Thursday in Centennial to discuss the sentence for Homaidan al-Turki, who has been held since 2006. He wants a judge to release him from prison and allow him to serve probation instead.

Colorado officials have denied al-Turki's request to serve out his sentence in Saudi Arabia because he's refused to undergo sex offender treatment.

Fahed Al-Rawaf of the Saudi Embassy in Washington asked the court to release al-Turki for more appropriate treatment at home.

Al-Turki's brother also made an emotional appeal for a return to Saudi Arabia.