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Member Of Saudi Royal Family Arrested In Los Angeles, Charged With Sexual Assault

Kerry Picket Political Reporter

Los Angeles law enforcement authorities arrested a member of the Saudi royal family Thursday for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman, Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Drake Madison told NBC News.

Majed Abdulaziz Al-Saud was arrested on suspicion of attempting to force a woman to perform oral sex on him. According to NBC, the alleged assault happened in the Beverly Glen area in West Los Angeles. The supposed victim is a worker at the property on Wallingford Drive.

Officers went to the property on Wednesday afternoon following a report of a disturbance. The officers arrested Al-Saud on suspicion of the alleged sex crime as well as on suspicion of battery and false imprisonment, police said.

One neighbor, Tennyson Collins, told The Los Angeles Times a resident reported seeing a bleeding woman yell for help as she attempted to climb over the property’s eight-foot-wall.

Al-Saud rented the home, police confirmed to reporters. According to Collins, other foreign nationals have rented out property for short periods of time for the past year. One individual rented a property and placed armed guards outside its gates, Collins recalled to The Times.

Al-Saud does not have immunity in this case, LAPD’s consul liaison Capt. Tina Nieto says. He was booked Wednesday, and freed on $300,000 bail Thursday. Al-Saud is expected in court Oct. 19.