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This image provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Mazen al-Otaibi, 23, a sergeant in Saudi Arabia's air force who was arrested Dec. 31, 2012, in Las Vegas.

This image provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Mazen al-Otaibi, 23, a sergeant in Saudi Arabia's air force who was arrested Dec. 31, 2012, in Las Vegas.

US security forces have reportedly arrested a Saudi Air Force officer on suspicion of sexually assaulting a teenage boy in Las Vegas. Mazen al-Otaibi, who is in the US for training at the Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, was detained at a hotel in the Sine City on New Year's Eve. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) said that the police took action to arrest Alotaibi after "received a call of a possible sexual assault of a 13-year-old juvenile" at a hotel in the Nevada gambling city at about 9:20 am (1720 GMT) on December 31. "The victim, who was a guest in the hotel, was reportedly assaulted by an adult male, who was also a guest," said an LVMPD statement on Friday. The police say the incident is still under investigation and that the officer is under arrest "as a result of the investigation." Police spokesman Dan McGrath also said that the suspect had allegedly forced the victim into his room when the boy was walking down a hallway. "This juvenile was not a family member and had no connection [with the suspect] before then," McGrath said. "It was a random contact." The 23-year-old Saudi sergeant faces a series of charges such as “sexual assault on a victim under the age of 16, lewdness with a minor under 14, coercion, using force, and 1st degree kidnapping.” DB/HN