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Saudi sergeant pleads not guilty in Nev. rape case

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 13, 2013 at 3:03 pm •  Published: February 13, 2013

Nevada state law says a child under age 16 cannot consent to sex. But Chairez said he'd tell a jury that if sex took place, it was consensual.

"We believe the child went there voluntarily and took advantage of my client who was extremely intoxicated. He wanted to try to get marijuana off of these guys. He wanted to try to get money," Chairez told reporters. "We do not believe any sort of force was used."

Chairez said Alotaibi and four friends arrived in Las Vegas early Dec. 31 and spent six hours drinking at a strip club before the alleged attack in the bathroom of a sixth-floor hotel room where up to four other men smoked cigarettes or marijuana.

The boy was visiting Las Vegas with his divorced father from Sacramento, Calif., Chairez said. The boy told police he was on the way to meet a friend at a Krispy Kreme doughnut shop in the hotel when he was abducted.

Police said Alotaibi acknowledged during questioning that he had sex with the boy, and investigators collected DNA evidence including a soiled towel from the bathroom.

Chairez said he is investigating the boy's background and awaiting test results on DNA and blood evidence.

The attorney has said he expects tests will show Alotaibi was too drunk to give up his constitutional right to have a lawyer present during 70 minutes of police questioning following his arrest.

Chairez also alleges that although Alotaibi protested that he didn't understand what was happening, police didn't provide him with a translator.


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