Posted: Jan 16, 2013 2:59 PM
Updated: Jan 16, 2013 3:01 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Authorities say the DNA of an Army officer facing child sexual assault charges in Colorado and Alabama also matches a case in Texas.
The El Paso County, Colo., sheriff's department said Wednesday that DNA from 1st Lt. Aaron Gregory Lucas matched DNA in a 2009 kidnapping and sexual assault case in Texarkana, Texas.
Sheriff's Lt. Jeff Kramer says Texarkana police were notified. Messages left for Texarkana police and for Lucas' attorney in Colorado Springs were not immediately returned.
The 31-year-old Lucas is an artillery officer assigned to Fort Carson, just outside Colorado Springs.
He faces charges of child enticement and sexual abuse of a child younger than 12 in Madison, Ala. He faces charges including sexual assault, kidnapping, enticement and indecent exposure in communities surrounding Fort Carson.