COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A Fort Carson officer tied by DNA to sexual assaults on children in two states says he's being blamed for the crimes of his twin brother.
Lt. Aaron Lucas was first arrested in October 2012 on suspicion of sexual assault, attempted sexual assault and indecent exposure in communities surrounding Fort Carson.
He was arrested in January on a warrant by Madison, Ala., police. El Paso County sheriff's officials said the warrant alleges enticement of a child and sexual child abuse of a child younger than 12 in 2002.
In a court filing last week, attorneys for Aaron say investigators picked the wrong Lucas after discovering a DNA link between an unsolved attack on a young girl in Madison, Ala. and one in Texarkana, Texas, according to the Colorado Springs Gazette.
Attorneys for Lucas did not return a phone call Thursday seeking comment and Lucas' brother, who has not been charged, could not be located for comment.
Aaron Lucas is a field artilleryman who was assigned to Fort Carson in 2009 and received the Bronze Star for valor during a deployment to Afghanistan.