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Sentencing reset for Saudi airman in rape of boy at Strip hotel

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Defendant Mazen Alotaibi listens to comments by Judge Stefany Miley during the jury selection process for his trial at the Clark County District Court in Las Vegas, Oct. 11, 2013

Sentencing was postponed again in Nevada for a Saudi Arabian air force sergeant facing a mandatory minimum of 35 years in state prison for raping a 13-year-old California boy at a Las Vegas Strip hotel on New Year's Eve 2012.

Clark County District Court Judge Stefany Miley on Wednesday reset sentencing for Mazen Alotaibi to June 4.

The 25-year-old Alotaibi remains in custody at the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas.

The delay was the third since new attorneys, Dominic Gentile and Vincent Savarese III, took Alotaibi's case.

They've been studying the trial record, with plans to appeal Alotaibi's conviction.

A jury found him guilty in October of kidnapping and forcing sex on the boy in the bathroom of a sixth-floor room at the Circus Circus hotel.

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