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Posted: Tuesday, September 2, 2003 9:44 am | Updated: 2:11 pm, Thu Oct 6, 2011.

A military pilot from the United Arab Emirates is expected on Friday to change his not-guilty plea related to a sexual assault on a 14-year-old Chandler girl.

Saeed Al-Mazrooei, 22, was arrested in March and charged with molestation of a child, kidnapping and sexual abuse after confessing to police and making selfincriminating statements during a taped telephone conversation, according to court documents.

Mazrooei, who at the time of his arrest had been in Arizona for three months for training, stands accused of assaulting the girl when she went to his door to sell candy.

A court document filed last month states that "the parties have agreed to a plea offer in this matter."

No details of the deal were included. Mazrooei’s attorney did not return a telephone message seeking comment, and the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office declined to comment.

According to a court document written by Chandler police detective Michael Story, the girl was with a 13-year-old boy when she asked Mazrooei if she could use his telephone.

Mazrooei let her into the house in the 1900 block of West Thompson Way and locked the boy outside, Story wrote.

She became alarmed and went back to the door to ask the boy for the telephone number she needed.

That is when Mazrooei pulled the girl back into the house and pushed away the boy, who had stuck his foot inside the door.

Mazrooei assaulted her before she was able to push him away and get out, Story wrote.

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