Former St. Joseph firefighter to spend more than a decade behind bars for attempted rape

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- On Thursday a judge sentenced a former St. Joseph firefighter and part-time Mosaic Life Care at Shoal Creek nurse to 14 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections for attempted rape.

Jeremy Wigchert, 29, pleaded guilty to the charge on May 19 for the attempted rape that happened February 4 of 2016. Court documents described that Wigchert communicated online with a 15-year-old, explicitly stating that he wanted to have sex and have sex acts performed on him.

A resident of Kansas City, Wigchert was arrested when he arrived at a meeting location in St. Joseph.

Wigchert is currently in custody in Buchanan County jail, and awaiting transfer to a department of corrections' facility.

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