Man Who Sexually Abused An 11-Year-Old Girl Gets 5 Years Probation
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Missouri man Joseph Robert Meili, 22, received no jail time and was instead sentenced to five years of supervised probation on Friday for molesting an 11-year-old girl.

The outcome follows a pattern of other sexual assault cases in which the defendants, usually young white men such as convicted sex offender Brock Turner and accused rapist Jacob Walter Anderson, have gotten away with extremely lenient sentences.

Meili admitted to the sex crime, pleading guilty to third-degree child molestation in...

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