Lincoln County man charged with elder abuse over “neck licking”

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Joseph Buechel.

TROY, MO (KTVI) – A 52-year-old Troy, Missouri man says he was joking, but deputies with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office are not laughing.

Deputies were called to a residence in the first block of Aldein Lane on June 29 to investigate a possible sexual assault.

The victim, a 62-year-old woman, told deputies that Joseph Buechel invited her over to his house. When the woman walked inside, she said Buechel licked her neck and tried to pull her pants down. She struck Buechel and left his home.

According to the sheriff’s office, Buechel admitted to doing those things, but said he was just joking.

Buechel was charged with two counts of elderly abuse and remains in custody at Lincoln County Jail on $5,000 cash-only bond.