Fort Carson Army Officer 1st Lt Aaron Lucas Sentenced to 20 Years to Life for a String of Child Sex Crimes in Colorado, Accused of Preying on Children While in Military Uniform (2012)

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Aaron Lucas, US Army

“Our daughter was taught to trust the uniform.” -Retired Chief Navy Petty Officer

DNA evidence linked Army officer 1st Lt. Aaron Lucas to a string of child sex crimes in three states: Colorado, Alabama, and Texas. Aaron Lucas was a 4th Infantry Division Army artillery officer stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado. He is married with two children. According to reports, Lucas had a glowing resume and received countless awards including the Bronze Star after a deployment to Afghanistan. On October 23, 2012 Aaron Lucas was arrested by Colorado civilian authorities and accused of indecent exposure, kidnapping, and rape of children during the 2009-2012 time frame. He was also accused of committing child sex crimes in Alabama in 2007 and Texas in 2009. 1st Lt. Lucas was charged with 20 counts of sexual abuse in Colorado. It appears that Lucas preyed on and targeted children in the nearby communities while stationed at Fort Carson. Some he kidnapped and raped. Investigators also noted that Lucas was linked to 11 attempted abductions in Colorado and all the crime appeared to cease when he was deployed to Afghanistan. Victim testimony revealed that Lucas attacked most of his victims while in military uniform. Aaron Lucas has an identical twin brother Brian whose DNA is a near identical match to his. Therefore Aaron attempted to use the ‘evil twin defense’ and blamed the crimes on his brother who was also accused of committing his own list of crimes. Although investigators concluded that there was no evidence uncovered to link Brian Lucas to the crimes as he wasn’t even in the same states where the crimes occurred. In November 2013, Aaron Lucas dropped the ‘evil twin defense’ and pleaded guilty to the crimes prior to the trial because he loved his family and didn’t want to put them through it. He also begged the judge to get him treatment. The defense noted that it is difficult to argue someone else committed the crimes when you can’t put the person at the scene of the crime. Prosecutors argued that treatment does not work for someone who repeatedly and deliberately makes the decision to prey on children. Aaron Lucas was sentenced to 20 years to life. In his defense, Aaron’s father claims his son is a hero and that combat stress prompted the crimes. According to his father, Lucas is also a victim of sexual assault. In other news, Brian Lucas was convicted of sodomy and sexual abuse charges in February 2015 in Alabama.

Learn more: Violent Crime, Suicide & Non Combat Death at Fort Carson, Colorado (US Army)

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Navy Sailor Vegas Bray Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison for Stalking & Killing Ex-Boyfriend & Navy Veteran Victor Saucedo (2012)

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Victor Saucedo, US Navy Veteran

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Sgt Camella Steedley, USMC, Died of a Non Combat Death in Afghanistan, Cause of Death Under Investigation (2012)

Honoring Sgt Camella Steedley, USMC (2012)

Sgt Camella Steedley, USMC

Sgt. Camella Steedley, US Marine Corps, died of a non combat death in Helmand province, Afghanistan on October 3, 2012. Sgt. Steedley was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom on behalf of the Combat Logistics Regiment 17, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force in Camp Pendleton, California. According to the Department of Defense, the cause of death is under investigation. She is survived by her husband, also in the USMC, and four children.

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Jandreau guilty in husband’s slaying

Paul JandreauJandreau guilty in husband’s slaying

MOYOCK, N.C. (WAVY) – After a short trial in Currituck County, a jury found a woman guilty of killing her husband in 2010.

Lateisha Jandreau was found guilty of first degree murder and larceny of a firearm in connection to the shooting death of Paul Jandreau, according to a clerk of court. Paul was reported missing after he did not report to work on June 30, 2010 and his body was later found hidden in the garage.

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