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Foreign exchange student, mother of sexual assault victim under arrest

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Hamad Mastour Alsuwat (Source: Stafford County Sheriff’s Office) Hamad Mastour Alsuwat (Source: Stafford County Sheriff’s Office)
STAFFORD, VA (WWBT) -

A foreign exchange student from Saudi Arabia is accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl in the Stafford County home where he was staying. Now the mother of the victim is also in custody.

Hamad Mastour Alsuwat, 20, was staying with a family in a quiet suburban neighborhood just outside Fredericksburg. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol arrested Alsuwat on Sunday at Washington Dulles International Airport.

Police charged him with sexually assaulting the 17-year-old daughter of the couple he had been living with since September. The girl suffers from autism.

In a surprising twist to this story, police revealed they have charged the mother of that girl with trying to help Alsuwat escape.

According to court documents, the mother - whose name has not been released to protect the victim - had been covering for Alsuwat since November, when her husband caught his wife and Alsuwat having sex in a shed behind their house.

Now both she and Alsuwat are in jail.

Investigators are not releasing many details about the case because of the sensitive nature of the investigation.

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