A Fort Carson officer accused of preying on more than a dozen young girls in the Colorado Springs area was arrested in Colorado Wednesday afternoon on a warrant alleging similar offenses in his native Alabama.
Lt. Aaron Lucas, 31, was arrested on a warrant by the Madison Police Department in an alleged 2002 offense. The warrant is alleges two offenses, enticing a child and sexual child abuse of a child less than 12 years old, according to a media release from Fort Carson.
Lucas was initially arrested by Army investigators on Oct. 23 in connection with an El Paso County kidnapping case and a separate enticement of a child case, both allegedly took place in 2012.
He has since been accused of a string of Colorado offenses dating back to 2009, including aggravated sexual assault on a child, kidnapping, enticement, indecent exposure and attempted sexual assault on a child.
In cases that have been publicized, Lucas allegedly drove near schools and tried to grab girls off the streets.
Lucas has been free since Nov. 9 on $80,000 bond.
A commissioned officer, Lucas is a field artilleryman from Huntsville, Ala., who enlisted in the Army Reserve in March 2007, transferred to the Alabama Army National Guard and then to active duty in June 2009. He was assigned to Fort Carson in November 2009.
He received the Bronze Star for valor during a deployment to Afghanistan, according to Fort Carson.