$2 Million Bond Reduced for 2 Suspects in SW Mo.

3 years 11 months 5 days ago Thursday, January 09 2014 Jan 9, 2014 Thursday, January 09, 2014 7:01:11 AM CST January 09, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Prosecutors have dropped the main charge against two Saudi Arabian men accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman in Springfield, prompting a judge to significantly reduce their combined $2 million bond.

The Springfield News-Leader reports prosecutors dropped a charge of forcible sodomy against 21-year-old Rayan Mohammed A Alqabbaa, and 27-year-old Ahmed Ayed A Alanaz. The men are still charged with kidnapping and deviate sexual behavior after a woman reported they kidnapped her from a nightclub in June and took her to an apartment, where she says she was assaulted.

The men's bail is now $100,000 each. The Saudi Arabian government paid the $2 million bail, and will receive a $1.8 million refund. The court also ruled the men are no longer under house arrest.

 

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