Thursday, October 24, 2013

Foreign Troops Attempt Abduction of Child in MO

Deputies: 2 military trainees try 

to abduct 12-year-old 

in Pulaski County

by staff
Posted on October 21, 2013 at 12:36 PM
Updated Monday, Oct 21 at 11:06 PM
(KMOV) – Two men training at Fort Leonard Wood are in custody
after deputies say they tried to abduct a 12-year-old girl in
Pulaski County Friday afternoon.
Mohammed Mahmoud Omar Mefleh, 34, and Antoine Clela, 31,
 were charged with enticement of a child and harassment.
The victim told police she was playing with a sibling in her yard
when Mefleh and Clela approached her several times and tried to
lure her into their vehicle. She told officers they kept asking for
sexual favors.
The suspects are with a foreign military in a middle eastern
country and are part of a training mission at Fort Leonard Wood,
just a couple miles from where the attempted abduction took
"There is no diplomatic immunity, they are guests and if they
were diplomats it would be different, but they're here on a training
mission so we treat them like any other citizen charged with a
crime," said Sheriff Ron Long with Pulaski County.
Military officials are not yet commenting on this case although
Sheriff Long said they are cooperating with investigation.
Deputies who responded to the scene located the suspects.
They were arrested and remain at the Pulaski County Jail on a
$200,000 bond.


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