Saudi prisoner Homaidan al-Turki moved to federal prison in Colorado

DENVER - A Saudi man convicted of sexual assaulting his housekeeper has been moved from a Colorado state prison to a federal prison.

A U.S. prison spokesman confirmed that Homaidan al-Turki was moved from the Limon Correctional Facility to Federal Correction Institution Englewood outside of Denver on Friday.

One of al-Turki's lawyers says he was notified the state wanted al-Turki to finish out his sentence in federal prison because of unspecified security concerns. It wasn't clear whether FCI was where al-Turki would ultimately be held or just a stopover on the way to another prison.

It's a low-security prison where Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is also being held.

The state's former prisons chief, who was killed in March, denied al-Turki's request to serve out his sentence in Saudi Arabia.

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