3 arrested in robbery of man after rape claim confrontation

Nathan Bennett Meurer and Jared Adam Pinkley

WENTZVILLE, Mo. – Three people have been arrested in an alleged plot to lure a young man into a wooded area of suburban St. Louis, try to get him to confess to a rape, and then rob him at gunpoint.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Nathan Bennett Meurer and Jared Adam Pinkley, both 17, are charged with first-degree robbery, kidnapping and tampering with physical evidence. Bail for each was set at $50,000, cash only. No attorneys are listed for them in online court records.

A girl also is in juvenile custody. Court papers say she arranged to meet Friday in Wentzville with a man she accused of raping her. Police say Meurer and Pinkley were waiting, and threatened and robbed the man. He says the sexual encounter with the girl was consensual.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com