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Judge views Saudi's interview by Vegas police

Ken Ritter, Associated Press

FILE - This file image provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Mazen Alotaibi. Alotaibi, 23, a sergeant in Saudi Arabia's Air Force, was arrested Dec. 31, 2012, in Las Vegas. At a hearing on Thursday Aug. 1,2013 a defense lawyer will ask a Nevada judge not to let a jury hear what police say Alotaibi told investigators about allegations that he raped a 13-year-old boy at a Las Vegas Strip hotel on New Year's Eve.(AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A video aired in open court shows a Saudi Arabia air force sergeant telling a Las Vegas police detective he had sex with a 13-year-old boy at a Las Vegas Strip hotel on New Year's Eve.

Mazen Alotaibi (MAH'-zen ah-loh-TAH'-bee) has pleaded not guilty to charges including kidnapping, lewdness and sexual assault of a minor.

Before the 70-minute video was shown Thursday, he rejected a plea deal that would have had him plead guilty to reduced charges.

He would have faced an uncertain sentence of probation or up to 80 years in prison.

The judge says she'll rule soon whether a jury will see Alotaibi admit having physical contact with the boy.

Alotaibi's lawyer argues that Alotaibi didn't understand that he had a right to not answer police questions.