Two military trainees arrested for attempted child abduction
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.