Two military trainees arrested for attempted child abduction

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Attempted abduction suspectsWAYNESVILLE, MO (KTVI) – Authorities in Pulaski County say two men are behind bars for allegedly trying to abduct a 12-year-old girl.

Mohammed Mahmoud Omar Mefleh, 34, and Antoine Chlela, 31, were arrested Friday. Authorities say the two men reported tried to entice the female child into their car for “illicit purposes.”

The victim told police she was playing in the yard with her sibling when the two men approached several times and asked her for sexual favors.

Pulaski County officials say both men were temporarily stationed at Fort Leonard Wood for military training purposes.

Both Mefleh and Chlela are being held in the Pulaski County Jail on $200,000 bond.

4 comments

  • sara

    Ft. Leonard Wood trains military from different countries, it doesn’t mean they are in the US military just because they are training here.

  • Georges

    don’t judge on people before you know the story, the media give you the information that they want to give it to you, so be a little smart guys, listen their story first.

    • Angela Snell

      Georges, so you think the 12 year old enticed them? You are foolish, third world attitudes toward little girls {and boys) won’t fly here. Take your filth back to your mud hut and keep it there.

  • RANA

    just dont make judgements before listening to the other’s story.
    both men are married and have kids. and antoine doesnt know the other officer.
    antoine arrived to usa 1 week before the incident just to follow the military session!!
    ANTOINE FACED KAEDA IN LEBANON. HE WAS INJURED AT NAHR EL BARED WAR AGAIN KAIDA THAT YOU ALSO ARE FIGHTING AGAINST.
    DONT LET THE MEDIA BRAINWASH YOU!!! DONT HAVE THE “FOREIGNER FOBIA”
    JUST BE RESPECTFUL! UR ARMY INVITED THEM TO THE TRAINING!!
    IS THIS THE INCOME JUST BECAUSE HE IS FROM LEBANON!!!
    GET A LIFE YOU AMERICAN PEOPLE! BE FAIR! BE LOGICAL!!!
    HOW COME 2 OFFICERS THAT DONT KNOW EACH OTHER BEFORE 1- BE BOTH PERVERTS
    2- TELL EACH OTHER THE STORY
    3- DECIDE TO LURE THE GIRL AND ABDUCT HER!!!! (WHERE?? AT THE MILITARY BASE????)
    HOW DOES THE GIRL SAY THEY ASKED HER MORE THAN ONCE TO COME INTO THE CAR?????? SHOULDNT SHE BE AFRAID FROM THE FIRST TIME AND RUN TO HOME???
    HOW THE MEDIA SAID THEY DONT SPEAK ENGLISH AND IN THE SAME TIME THEY TALKED TO HER LOL

    GET A LOFE COMPLEXED PEOPLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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