LAS VEGAS (CBSLA) – Four dentists from Southern California previously suspected of raping a woman in Nevada have had all charges dropped against them, according to their lawyers.
The men, identified as Saman Edalat, Poria Edalat, Sina Edalat – all brothers – as well as Ali Badkoobehi, were arrested Saturday, July 28, on suspicion of raping the victim in a suite in the Wynn Las Vegas hotel, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
The four men were booked into the Clark County Detention Center on accusations of sexual assault, conspiracy to commit sexual assault and kidnapping.
All four were later released on their own recognizance after prosecutors received what Badkoobehi’s attorney calls “exculpatory video evidence,” the Review-Journal reports. Badkoobehi’s lawyer says his client had consensual sex with the woman, while Saman Edalat’s attorney says his client did not have sexual contact with her.
According to online records for the Dental Board of California, Saman Edalat practices dentistry in Whittier, Poria Edalat practices in Northridge, Sina Edalat in Los Angeles and Badkoobehi in San Diego.