Lawyers for a Saudi man convicted of a sex crime in Colorado say they'll probably appeal after a judge denied his request to be released and sent home.

Attorney Hal Haddon said Friday that he hasn't been allowed to speak to Homaidan al-Turki (HO'-ma-don al-TUR'-kee) since the ruling but expects he will want to appeal.

Al-Turki was convicted in 2006 of sexually abusing his Indonesian housekeeper and keeping her as a virtual slave. He was sentenced to eight years to life in prison.

He denies the allegations.

Another attorney for al-Turki, John Portman, says he's considering filing a new challenge based on court rules allowing people to contest convictions on several grounds, including newly discovered evidence.

Portman declined to say what grounds are being considered and when a challenge might be filed.