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Lawyers for Saudi man say appeal is likely after he was denied release on Colorado sex crime

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FILE - This May 12, 2006, file photo shows Homaidan al-Turki, right, and his wife Sarah Khonaizan as they arrive for a hearing at the Arapahoe County courthouse in Centennial, Colo. A Colorado judge on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, denied the Saudi man's request to return to his home country to complete his prison term for sexually abusing his Indonesian housekeeper and keeping her as a virtual slave. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)The Associated Press

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.

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