Thursday, August 31, 2006

You said it, I didn't

A Saudi man living in Colorado was sentenced to 27 years in prison for inprisoning an Indonesian woman and keeping her as a domestic and sex slave.

Al-Turki, a citizen of Saudi Arabia who lived in the Denver suburb of Aurora, was convicted June 30 of unlawful sexual contact by use of force, theft and extortion, all felonies, and misdemeanor counts of false imprisonment and conspiracy to commit false imprisonment.

Prosecutors and FBI agents said Al-Turki and his wife, Sarah Khonaizan, brought the now 24-year-old woman to Colorado to care for their five children and to cook and clean for the family. An affidavit said she spent four years with the family, sleeping on a mattress on the basement floor and getting paid less than $2 a day.

Al-Turki said he treated the woman the same way any observant Muslim family would treat a daughter.

4 comments:

RandyLuvsPaiste said...

They're making too big a deal of this.
This is how women in Denver like to be treated, right Kristi?

slskenyon said...

Oh, brilliant. Nice justification. I hope the guy realizes that any admission of being Muslim in the US at this point will just get his sentence in jail extended.

vikkitikkitavi said...

Randy: Obviously Kristi is not being allowed to answer, due to being chained in the basement and all.

SLSK: Yeah, he might want to start running those statements past his attorney.

Skylers Dad said...

I have a feeling that if Mr. Al-Turki attempted to keep Kristi in the basement, we would have heard about him being found dead in an alley with his nutsack stapled into his mouth...