Bowie County indicts man who once blamed “evil twin”

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A former Army officer who once tried to blame his sexual abuse of children in Colorado on his twin brother, has been indicted in a child sexual abuse case in Bowie County, Texas.

Aaron Gregory Lucas, 35, is currently serving 20 to life in the Colorado Department of Corrections for enticing and assaulting a number of young girls. When Aaron Lucas was initially charged in Colorado, his defense attorney raised an “evil twin” defense, attempting to blame the crimes on Aaron Lucas’ twin brother, Brian Frederick Lucas, 35, according to various earlier news reports nationwide.

Prosecutors argued that Brian Lucas wasn’t in Colorado when the crimes where DNA was collected matching Aaron Lucas’ genetic profile was collected. Aaron Lucas eventually pleaded guilty as part of a plea agreement.

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Last week a Bowie County grand jury indicted Aaron Lucas for a 2009 kidnapping and sexual assault involving a 7-year-old Texarkana girl. According to a probable cause affidavit, she was snatched from behind at a playground on 15th Street in Texarkana, Texas, and driven to a shopping center on New Boston Road nearby. There the girl alleges her life was threatened and she was sexually assaulted in the back seat of a car. The girl reported that she was returned to the playground following the attack Dec. 19, 2009.

In 2013, investigators in Texarkana were notified that DNA they’d put in the national database years before that was collected during an exam of the local girl in 2009 is a match to Aaron Lucas’ DNA. Aaron Lucas was indicted for aggravated sexual assault of a child and aggravated kidnapping Thursday.

The probable cause affidavit also notes that the DNA from the Texarkana victim matches DNA collected from a victim in Alabama. Interestingly, the brother Aaron Lucas tried to blame his Colorado crimes on is currently serving time in an Alabama prison for inappropriate contact with the 16-year-old daughter of a friend, according to news reports. Brian Lucas is serving a three-year sentence assessed him after he was found guilty by a jury.

The Texarkana victim allegedly picked Aaron Lucas’ photo from a lineup in 2013. If convicted of aggravated kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault of a child in Texas, Aaron Lucas faces five to 99 years or life on each charge.

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