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Foreign prince arrested for sexual assault in California

Anyone can find him or herself in the midst of an unexpected legal issue. Being wealthy is no escape from this possibility, as one wealthy foreign prince found out after being arrested for sexual assault in California. The prince, Majed Abdulaziz Al-Saud, is accused of attempting to force a woman to perform an unspecified sexual act.

The incident occurred when the 28-year-old prince allegedly assaulted one of his employees who was working in his mansion. The prince's mansion is located in a gated community. Neighbors claim they saw a woman bleeding and screaming for help during an attempt to climb a wall surrounding the property. At approximately 1:30 p.m., one of the prince's neighbors led law enforcement officials to the prince's mansion.

The prince posted the required $300,000 bail and was subsequently released from jail. Al-Saud has yet to release a statement. A court appearance is now scheduled for the middle of October, according to local law enforcement officials. There have yet to be any eyewitnesses who claim to have actually seen the prince sexually assault the employee.

Now the prince will be facing criminal charges for which he will have to answer in a court of law in California. If the prince comes prepared with a strong legal defense argument, he may have a chance to have the sexual assault charges dropped. In order to have the charges dismissed, the defendant will have to counter the prosecution's version of events using legal theory, evidence and testimony. This will require significant knowledge of applicable laws as well as court rules.

Source: NBC Los Angeles, "Saudi Prince Arrested in Beverly Hills for Allegedly Sexually Assaulting Employee", Sept. 25, 2015

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