COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — An Army officer tied by DNA to sexual assaults on children in two states says he’s being blamed for the crimes of his twin brother.
In an Oct. 22 court filing, attorneys for 1st Lt. Aaron Gregory Lucas say investigators picked the wrong Lucas after discovering a DNA link to an unsolved attack on a young girl in Madison, Alabama, in 2007, and another in Texarkana, Texas, in 2009.
Lucas, 31, is charged with luring or trying to lure 11 girls into his vehicle in Colorado, where he is stationed, between 2009 and 2012. He has pleaded not guilty. Trial is set for Jan. 4, the Colorado Springs Gazette reported Thursday (http://tinyurl.com/obffozp).
The Fort Carson, Colorado, artillery officer also is charged with child enticement and sexual abuse of a child younger than 12 in Madison. Texarkana police say they are waiting on the district attorney’s office there to approve an arrest warrant on similar charges.