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Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia Posts $2 Million Bail For Missouri Men Charged With Sexual Assault

| by Will Hagle

Two Missouri men charged with kidnapping and sexual assault of a woman found their bail posted by an unlikely source: the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The bail of Rayan Mohammed A Alqabbaa, 21, and Ahmed Ayed A Alanazi, 27, was set at a combined $2 million for an attack they carried out upon meeting a woman in a Springfield, Missouri nightclub, according to The Kansas City Star.

Both Alqabbaa and Alanzi were students at the local Missouri State University when the attack occurred, and the men are still enrolled in the school. Despite being bailed out via a cash bond wire from halfway across the country, the two men must wear GPS ankle bracelets while they await their February 3rd trial. Their passports have also been held temporarily by their attorneys.

The woman involved in the incident was found partially clothed and in a state of disarray at her apartment, claiming that she believed someone to have drugged her drink at the local nightclub Zan. 

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The two men are being charged with kidnapping and forcible sodomy, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. They have also been banned from attending the nightclub where they met the woman. 

It is unclear why the bail was posted by Saudi Arabia, but assistant prosecutor Stephanie Wan said she feared the men could be deported before their trial begins.