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A member of the Saudi royal family was arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of trying to force a woman to perform a sex act on him, police said Thursday.
Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Drake Madison said Majed Abdulaziz Al-Saud, 29, was arrested Wednesday afternoon on three counts, with the main charge being forced oral sex of an adult. Al-Saud is a member of the royal family, according to the LAPD.
Police said the alleged assault occurred in the Beverly Glen area in West Los Angeles, and the alleged victim was a worker at the property.
Officers were sent to a Wallingford Drive home Wednesday afternoon on a report of a disturbance, but when they investigated further Al-Saud was arrested on suspicion of the alleged sex crime as well as on suspicion of battery and false imprisonment, police said.
Jail records show Al-Saud was booked Wednesday and was freed on $300,000 bail Thursday. His next court date is Oct. 19, according to records.
Authorities said it was not immediately clear if the suspect would claim diplomatic immunity, or whether it could be applied in the case.
There was no immediate comment from the Saudi royal family. NBC News was not able to reach a lawyer for Al-Saud.
The royal family, known as the ruling House of Saud, numbers in the several thousands — possibly as many as 10,000, including the extended kin.