Spanish court halts rape investigation against Saudi prince

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The case concerns the prince, a nephew of King Abdullah and one of world's richest men, who is being asked to respond to a complaint of sexual assault against him in August 2008 by a model who was 20 at the time. The 57-year-old has denied the allegations. He has said he was nowhere near Ibiza at the time. A provincial court on Palma de Majorca, the capital of the Balearic Islands, on Monday ordered a stay of proceedings in the case due to the "contradictions and vagueness" of the alleged victim's testimony, the court ruling said. "In light of recent statements by the complainant, we cannot firmly establish with evidence what happened overnight August 11-12, 2008, on the yacht," it added. A provisional stay of proceedings means the probe is halted but can be started again in the future if new evidence is presented.