Prosecutor likens Saudi princess' servant case to 'slavery'

By REUTERS
July 12, 2013 01:24

SANTA ANA, Calif. - A Saudi princess charged with bringing a Kenyan woman to the United States and forcing her to work as a domestic servant could face more charges, a California prosecutor who likened the case to "slavery" said on Thursday.

Meshael Alayban, 42, was arrested on human trafficking charges at her apartment in suburban Irvine early on Wednesday after authorities say the alleged victim escaped from the residence and flagged down a bus driver.

Alayban is charged with bringing the Kenyan woman to the United States in May, confiscating her passport and paying her $220 a month to work 16 hours a day, seven days per week, while essentially holding her captive in the apartment complex.


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