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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.
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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com