LAS VEGAS (AP) — A sergeant in Saudi Arabia's air force is jailed in Las Vegas on charges that he pulled a teenage boy into Las Vegas Strip hotel room and sexually assaulted him the morning of New Year's Eve.
Records show that 23-year-old Mazen Alotaibi (ahl-oh-tie-EE'-bee) is being held at the Clark County jail pending an evidence hearing Jan. 17 on kidnapping, sexual assault and felony coercion charges.
Police Lt. Dan McGrath says Alotaibi was arrested about 8 a.m. on Dec. 31 at the Circus Circus hotel.
Alotaibi's lawyer didn't immediately respond to messages.
Charging documents say the boy was younger than 14.
McGrath says Alotaibi produced a Saudi Arabian military identification and was visiting from Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.
The arrest was first reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal (http://bit.ly/10ZWWpL ).