PULASKI COUNTY, Mo. (KSDK) - Two men are in custody after allegedly approaching a 12-year-old girl playing in her front yard and trying to lure her into their vehicle, asking for sexual favors.
Mohammed Mahmoud Omar Mefleh, 34, and Antoine Chlela, 32, have been charged with enticement of a child and harassment. Both men were temporarily stationed at Fort Leonard Wood for military training purposes, according to a news release.
Sheriff's deputies were called to the victim's home late Friday afternoon to investigate the situation. The victim told investigators that she was playing with a sibling in her front yard when two men approached her on several occasions, and tried to lure her into their vehicle, allegedly asking for sexual favors.
Mefleh and Chlela are currently being held in the Pulaski County Jail under a $200,000 bond.