Real Housewives of Orange County: Saudi Princess Charged in O.C. Human Trafficking Case
Saudi princess Meshael Alayban is accused of forcing a Kenyan woman to work as a domestic servant in Irvine. She allegedly made the woman work 16 hours a day, seven days a week, for $220 a month.
A woman whom Orange County authorities described as a Saudi royal princess was charged Wednesday with human trafficking for allegedly forcing a Kenyan woman to work as a domestic servant.
Meshael Alayban, 42, was taken into custody early Wednesday by police at her Irvine home in a gated community. Orange County prosecutors allege that Alayban forced the woman to work 16 hours a day, seven days a week, for only $220 a month. Authorities say she was unable to flee because Alayban kept the woman’s passport and documents.
Authorities said the woman left the home on Tuesday. She boarded a bus and eventually contacted police.
Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas on Wednesday charged Alayban with one felony count of human trafficking.