Saudi prince arrested, faces sex charge in Los Angeles

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  • Prince Majed Abdulaziz Al-Saud was released on $300,000 bail
  • Police say he tried to force a woman to perform a sex act
  • It is unclear whether prince had diplomatic immunity

(CNN)A Saudi prince has been arrested in Los Angeles on charges of sexual assault, false imprisonment and battery.

Prince Majed Abdulaziz Al-Saud is accused of trying to force a woman to perform a sex act on him, Los Angeles police Officer Drake Madison said.
Police were called to a home in the city on Wednesday afternoon, where they interviewed numerous people.
    Saud has been released on $300,000 bail and is set to appear in court on October 19.
    It's unclear whether Saud has diplomatic immunity. CNN left a message at the Saudi Embassy in Washington but has as yet received no response.