Saudi Prince in US Parties as 800 Haji’s Crushed to Death
Saudi Prince Arrested in America after Allegations of Sexual Assault
(Beverly Hills, USA) Majed Abdulaziz Al-Saud, 29 a Prince from the ruling family in Saudi Arabia was arrested on Wednesday 23 September on suspicion of forced oral copulation of an adult. Since the arrest in which Al-Saud is accused of attempting to force a female worker to perform a sex act on him inside his Beverly Glen residence, other women have now come forward with similar allegations, according to Los Angeles police and court records.
Police said Friday that they are investigating claims that Al-Saud also preyed on other women on the estate. Detectives “found more victims who were also alleging crimes against Mr. Al-Saud,” Officer Drake Madison said.
Al-Saud, 28, was detained by police on Wednesday afternoon as officers investigated a reported disturbance inside the 22,000-square-foot residence about 12:45 p.m., Madison said.
Neighbours reported seeing a bleeding woman screaming for help as she tried to scale an 8-foot-high wall that surrounds the property, at the end of a cul-de-sac in the 2500 block of Wallingford Drive. The home is within a gated community near Beverly Hills.
Party Atmosphere as Hajj Stampede Kills 800
When officers arrived at the home Wednesday, they found a “party atmosphere” inside the compound, Lt. John Jenal said. This comes as Saudi authorities defended the way they handled safety issues after 800 people were crushed to death. An Iranian pilgrim who survived the crush outside the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia has blasted Saudi officials for their slow and inadequate response to the emergency situation.
“It took the rescue workers two hours or more to arrive at the scene,” he told Press TV on Friday, adding, “The rescue workers, who were just a few, started collecting dead bodies instead of taking care of the injured.”
Arabic-language daily al-Diyar has said the presence of the convoy of Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud, the son of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, in the middle of the population prompted a change in the direction of the movement of the pilgrims and the subsequent crush.