Saudi Princess Arraigned On Human Trafficking Charges

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 ORANGE COUNTY – Four Filipino domestic servants were found in the home of a Saudi Arabian princess, who is accused of human trafficking a Kenyan woman into the United States, according to authorities.

Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas on Wednesday charged Meshael Alayban, 42, with one felony count of human trafficking. Alayban was arraigned on Thursday and posted a $5-million bail, Rackauckas said. Alayban surrendered her passport and is required to wear a GPS tracking device. She is prohibited from leaving Orange County without permission from the court, and is barred from having any contact with the victim, Rackauckas said.

Authorities are still trying to determine whether the 4 women from the Philippines found in Alayban’s Irvine condominium are trafficking victims as well. Rackauckas said Alayban is one of the wives of Saudi Prince Abdulrahman bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz al Saud. - See more at: