Saudi national goes before Colorado parole board

DENVER — A Saudi national serving up to life in prison in Colorado on a sexual assault conviction is going before a parole board.

Homaidan al-Turki’s hearing will be Tuesday at a prison in Limon, southeast of Denver.

Al-Turki is serving a sentence of eight years to life. He was convicted in 2006 of assaulting a housekeeper and keeping her as a virtual slave.

State officials say the hearing is unrelated to al-Turki’s earlier request to be sent to Saudi Arabia to serve the remainder of his sentence, which was denied by the Department of Corrections.

Prosecutors opposed the request, fearing he would be released in Saudi Arabia. They also cited his refusal to undergo sex-offender treatment in prison.

Federal officials have said they want to be notified before al-Turki is released.


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