Four California dentists face rape charges after alleged assault at Wynn
UPDATE: The charges against these dentists have been dismissed. Read more.
LAS VEGAS (KSNV) -- Four dentists from California, including three brothers, face rape charges after an alleged assault of a woman at the Wynn Las Vegas last weekend.
A woman alleges that the four men raped her repeatedly in a room at the Wynn early Saturday after she met one of the men at a Wynn bar.
Charged are Ali Badkoobehi and brothers Poria Edalat, Saman Edalat and Sina Edalat. They face charges that include sex assault, conspiracy to commit sex assault and first-degree kidnapping.
The attorney for the four, Robert Draskovich, says a video will exonerate his clients.
According to an arrest report by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department released late Wednesday, the unidentified woman went with a male friend to the Wynn about 2:30 a.m. Saturday.
She met a man who identified himself as Ali and they began drinking at a bar behind the pool.
In the report, she states that Ali said he had more alcohol in his room and invited her there to continue drinking.
About 10 minutes after they entered the room, she said Badkoobehi pushed her into a large chair and got on top of her and tried to pull her pants down. She said she resisted.
The report says the three other suspects eventually entered the room and forced he to have sex. She said she resisted, but was too intoxicated and too overwhelmed by the number of people attacking to prevent the attacks.
She begged for them to stop, the report says, and eventually she was allowed to gather her clothes and got dressed. She took the elevator down and met her friend.
They reported the assault to police and she went to UMC where a sexual assault nurses examination was conducted and the results confirmed her story.
Wynn security officers made contact at the room where the alleged attacks occurred and detained seven people for questioning, eventually filing charges on the four men.
The four suspects have been released on their own recognizance and have surrendered their passports. They are scheduled for another court hearing Oct. 1.