LIMON, Colo. (AP) – A parole hearing has been postponed for a Saudi linguist who is facing 8 years to life in prison for sexual assault and keeping a housekeeper a virtual slave.

Homaidan Al-Turki told parole officials in Limon on Monday that he needed more time to prepare for his hearing.

A judge in February knocked 20 years off Al-Turki’s sentence following a Colorado Supreme Court decision in an unrelated case that rendered his sentence illegal.

A jury convicted him in 2006 of unlawful sexual contact by use of force, theft and extortion, all felonies. He also was convicted of misdemeanor counts of false imprisonment and conspiracy to commit false imprisonment.

Al-Turki maintained his innocence during the trial, saying he is a victim of anti-Muslim sentiment.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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