from the AP
CENTENNIAL, CO — A Saudi man convicted of sexually assaulting his Indonesian housekeeper was sentenced this morning to 20 years to life in prison.
Al-Turki denied in Arapahoe County District court that he enslaved the woman and said authorities were prejudiced against him.
Al-Turki was convicted in July of 12 felony counts of unlawful sexual contact with use of force, one felony count of criminal extortion and one felony count of theft. He also was found guilty of two misdemeanors: false imprisonment and conspiracy to commit false imprisonment.
Prosecutors said Al-Turki brought the victim from Saudia Arabia in 2000 to work as his family’s nanny and housekeeper. Al-Turki is married and has five children.
"This is a clear cut example of human trafficking," Prosecutor Natalie Decker said outside the courtroom. "It’s important he is put in prison."
Al-Turki’s wife, Sarah Khonaizan received a 60-day jail sentence and five years of probation when she pleaded guilty earlier this month to stealing from the housekeeper. She is expected to return to Saudi Arabia after serving her sentence.