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Sex offender seeking compassion arrested for stabbing himself and reporting it as attack

By Mason White 11:56 AM August 20, 2014
Zachary Meints 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) A young sex offender who was seeking compassion from his community, stabbed himself and reported it as a hateful attack.

The man of Colorado, was previously convicted of sexual exploitation of children on the Internet.

Now, he is being accused of false reporting after police said that he invented stories that he was the victim of two attacks, a burglary and threatening letters.

26-year-old Zachary Meints, was arrested on a felony charge of attempting to influence a public servant and four counts of misdemeanor false reports.

Police said that Meints claimed he was stabbed outside his home in Lafayette, and then again nine days later in Boulder.

According to police, he also lied about a burglary at his home and saying that he received three threatening letters.

Forensic analysis of evidence from the scenes did not add up. That’s when police found that Meints stabbed himself.
They also found the knife with which he stabbed himself.

The first time, Meints stabbed himself in the back and the second time, he stabbed himself in the stomach.

Meints was convicted in Boulder County, for sending sexually explicit text messages and Facebook messages to young hockey players he coached. The victims were under 15 years old.

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