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Missouri man faces sexual misconduct charge

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A Missouri man was arrested after police said he was having sex with a 14-year-old girl in his vehicle.

Richard Leroy Meeks, 29, was arrested on a charge of sexual misconduct with a minor.

Greenwood police were called by a security officer at Greenwood Park Mall, who reported seeing two people having sex in a car in the mall parking lot around noon Sunday.

The girl first told police she was 17 but then said she was 14, according to a police report. She told police Meeks picked her up at home and drove her to the mall.

Meeks told police he knew the girl and the two talked on Facebook and through text messages. He came to her home, picked her up and took her to the mall parking lot, the report said. Meeks told police he knew that the girl was 14 years old, the report said.

Meeks, 315 Woodlawn Ave., O’Fallon, Mo., was taken to the Johnson County jail, where he was being held on $20,000 bond.

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