Monday, January 20, 2014

Two Middle East men training with US Army in Missouri arrested for trying to entice 12 year old girl at a bus stop to get in their car, but US drops charges, Post-Dispatch

1/18/14, "Child harassment charges dropped against 2 foreign officers at Fort Leonard Wood," AP via St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Waynesville, Mo., "Pulaski County authorities have dropped charges against two foreign military officers who were training at Fort Leonard Wood when they were arrested.
The Rolla Daily News reports that Mohammed Mahmoud Omar Mefleh, of Jordan, and Antoine Chlela, of Lebanon, were charged in October with enticement of a child and harassment. Court records say the men allegedly approached a 12-year-old girl at a bus stop and asked her to enter their vehicle. 
Pulaski County prosecutor Kevin Hillman said Friday that the charges were dropped as part of an agreement that includes the men paying the cost of their incarceration. Hillman says they were taken by Fort Leonard Wood officials, and he expects them to be out of the U.S. by Monday. Under terms of the plea, they will not be allowed to return to the country. 
The men were taking courses at Fort Leonard Wood when they were arrested." images from St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Via, 1/19/14, "Muslims training with US Army attempt kidnapping of 12-year-old girl in Missouri, Authorities drop the charges"


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