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Saudi inmate convicted of sex assault goes back to US court seeking transfer home

FILE - In this May 12, 2006 file photo, Sarah Khonaizan. left, and her husband Homaidan Al-Turki, both Saudi citizens, arrive at the Arapahoe County courthouse in Centennial, Colo. Angel Medina, assistant director of the Colorado Department of Corrections, testified Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 that officials investigated Homaidan al-Turki in the March slaying of Colorado’s prisons chief but apparently found nothing to link him to the killing. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski,File)
October 31, 2013 - 2:02 AM

CENTENNIAL, Colo. - A Saudi man is returning to a court asking to go home to serve probation for his conviction of sexually assaulting his housekeeper and treating her as a virtual slave.

A hearing for Homaidan al-Turki resumes Thursday. It began last week.

Al-Turki is serving an indefinite sentence in a Colorado prison after his conviction in 2006. He wants to finish his term in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi officials promise to honour any terms imposed by Colorado. They say his treatment in Saudi Arabia would include family participation and Islamic and cultural education not available in Colorado.

Prosecutors are fighting the transfer. They question whether Saudi Arabia would provide effective supervision and whether al-Turki is a candidate for treatment since he has refused to participate in state prison programs.

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