Joseph Meili Wiki, Bio, Age, Family, Net Worth

Filed in Noisemakers by on June 20, 2019

Joseph Meili is a Missouri man who was spared jail time and sentenced only to probation after he pleaded guilty to molesting an 11-year-old girl.

Meili, 22, was sentenced to five years probation Friday, the Springfield News-Leaderreported.

Meili pleaded guilty to third-degree child molestation, though the conviction will be removed from his record if he successfully completes probation.

 

Meili met the girl on a dating site. The girl told Meili she was 18, his attorney said.

His attorney said that Meili was “essentially catfished.”

The child was reported missing after she went to meet Meili for a sexual encounter.

Meili was charged with kidnapping, statutory sodomy, and statutory rape but accepted a plea deal and pleaded guilty only to a molestation charge.

The child was reported missing while she was with Meili.

Police and sheriff’s deputies joined firefighters in searching for the girl near her home in Republic, Missouri.

The girl eventually returned to the home but was found packing a bag to leave again, police said.

When police contacted him over the phone, Meili claimed he had no idea what the officer was talking about, USA Today reported.

“I’m freaking out,” he told police.

 

 

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