Tags: saudi | princess | arrested | human | trafficking

Saudi Princess Arrested, Charged With Human Trafficking in Calif.

Image: Saudi Princess Arrested, Charged With Human Trafficking in Calif.

Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 12:48 PM

By Alexandra Ward

A Saudi princess living in California was arrested Wednesday after a domestic worker from Kenya escaped from her building and told police she was a victim of human trafficking.

Meshael Alayban, 42, whom prosecutors said is one of the six wives of Saudi Prince Abdulrahman bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz al Saud, was charged with human trafficking after police found four more women being held at her Irving, Calif., condo, KTTV Los Angeles reported.

Editor's Note: Don’t Miss These Free Government Giveaways

The 30-year-old Kenyan woman who escaped from Alayban's home Wednesday flagged down a city bus for help. She told police she was hired in 2012 to work for Alayban in Saudi Arabia, but was instead brought to America, stripped of her passport, and forced to work excessive hours for little pay.

The victim reportedly signed a two-year agreement to work as a maid eight hours a day, five days a week for $1,600 a month, but said she regularly worked 16+ hours a day and was paid as little as $220, KTTV reported.

The four other women were Filipino, according to NBC Los Angeles. All five women were in good health and showed no signs of abuse, police said.

"The laws of our nation and California do not tolerate people who deprive or violate the liberty of another and obtain forced labor or services," Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said in a statement.

Alayban, who owns many condominium complexes in the Irving area, was ordered to wear a GPS-monitoring device and forbidden from leaving the county without authorization while she awaits her next court date. A judge set bail at $5 million.

Urgent: Should the NSA Spy on Americans? Vote Here Now.

Related stories:

Rubio: Enforce Human Trafficking Laws Against Diplomats

Rep. Ros-Lehtinen: Human Trafficking 'Modern Day Slavery'

Arizona's Brewer to Target Human Trafficking, Lauds McCain  

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Donald Trump Gets Key to Fla. City for Hotel Project, Miss Universe Event

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 08:29 AM

Donald Trump will receive a Key to the City of Doral, Florida, just a few days after he helped bring the Miss Universe p . . .

Polaris Slingshot Roadster Recalled for Steering Rack Defects

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 08:29 AM

Polaris has recalled its Slingshot roadster after issuing "stop sale" and "stop ride" orders earlier this month in conne . . .

Idina Menzel's Super Bowl National Anthem Her Dream

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 08:26 AM

Broadway star Idina Menzel said singing the anthem before Super Bowl 49 on Sunday is the culmination of a lifelong dream . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved