How often do casino rapes occur?

January 6th, 20131 Comment »
Studio 54

The pulsating atmosphere at the now closed Studio 54 at the MGM; an environment that, unfortunately, can lead to casino rapes. (Photo credit: markhillary)

How often do casino rapes occur?

How often do casino rapes occur?

Amongst the glitz, glitter and booze, it might be more frequent that you might think.

Generally speaking, the casinos in Las Vegas are fairly safe.

After all if you are in the main casino area, there are usually many people around and, as wild as it can be at times, there are plenty of security officers and employees around to keep a watchful eye.

That atmosphere quickly changes when you enter one of the nightclubs.

The casino nightclubs in Las Vegas, and in many other cities, are simply wild.

People are enjoying the atmosphere and drinking, and yes – sometimes drugs, can be plentiful.

Women have claimed that their drinks were spiked with Rohypnol, the date rape drug.

The victims then wake up in a strangers bed and have no recollection of what happened to them so they rarely file a police report.

Sometimes they are even brought back to their hotel room, wake up in their own bed and are completely unaware of what occurred.

Needless to say, rape reports from these victims are rarely filed.

Sometimes prostitutes are raped.  Yes, a prostitute can be raped.  Again, oftentimes, they do not file police reports because, unfortunately, it goes along with the territory.

It’s the open secret that no one wants to talk about , but make no mistake, casino rapes do occur.

A few years back, there were fines imposed upon a prominent Las Vegas Resort & Casino by the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

Since that time, the casinos, in general,  have worked to hard to reduce the number instance of minors being served, lewd behavior, sexual exploitation, drug use, fighting and dumping of intoxicated guests.

It’s a great start in reducing the number of casino rapes.

The flip side is that if you just check any of the many message boards,  you will still find accounts of mostly women, who claimed they were raped in Las Vegas.

Although the accounts are unsubstantiated, the accounts posted eerily share a number of similarities.

When a casino rape involves an underage child in a hotel room, that is a different matter and is not swept under the rug.

On New Years Eve, which traditionally is a holiday that sees a spike in rapes, there was a casino rape of a 13-year-old boy in a hotel room on the sixth floor at Circus Circus in Las Vegas.

The unnamed 13-year-old was pulled into a hotel room by Mazen Alotaibi, a 23-year-old Saudi Sergeant on New Year’s Eve at approximately 7:30 am.

He was reportedly visiting Las Vegas with a relative, although it is not known if he had met Alotaibi beforehand, or if his hotel room was on the sixth floor, where he encountered Alotaibi in the hall.

After being pulled into the room, the boy was orally sexually violated and sodomized.

He was able to leave the hotel room while Alotaibi got dressed.

There were three other men in the room, according to the account the boy told.

The three men reportedly were smoking marijuana and did not speak English.

They also did not do anything to help the boy and they might face charges for that.

Alotaibi, who was stationed at Lackland Air Force Base outside San Antonio, TX, told police that he offered the 13-year-old boy money to have sex with him.  When he refused, he raped him.

He also said he was drinking Hennessy all night long and was drunk when he met the boy.

Alotaibi also said that he “put his penis in his mouth for just a couple of seconds” and that his penis “accidentally” went into the boy’s rectum.

He has been charged with kidnapping, sexual assault of a minor and lewdness and a preliminary hearing has been scheduled for later in the month.

There have supposedly been assurances that international authorities will not intervene and that Alotaibi will remain jailed without any outside interference.

Casino rapes can and do occur so it important to aware of your surroundings at all times.

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  1. Hey I was wondering if you could clarify on this statement, and possibly point me in the direction of the data. I am doing a story on casino rape.

    “A few years back, there were fines imposed upon a prominent Las Vegas Resort & Casino by the Nevada Gaming Control Board.”

    Also do you know anything about surveillance camera laws, and if casinos have been mandated to put them in nightclubs?
    Lauren Chaves

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