(Los Angeles Times) Human trafficking charges against a Saudi royal princess were dropped in an Orange County courtroom Friday after prosecutors said there was insufficient evidence to prove she forced a Kenyan woman to work as a domestic servant.
The Saudi princess, Meshael Alayban, 42, was charged in July with one count of felony human trafficking after officials had said a Kenyan woman managed to leave her gated community in Irvine and flee, carrying a suitcase and a U.S. State Department pamphlet on human trafficking, officials said.
Alayban was accused of forcing the woman to work 16 hours a day, seven days a week, for only $220 a month. Authorities had also said that the worker was unable to leave because Alayban kept the woman's passport and documents.
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