New Mexico police have arrested a man and charged him with sexually assaulting a child, as reported by KOB4.
Adam Lowther, 41, was charged Wednesday with one count of first degree criminal sexual penetration of a child under 13 and two counts of criminal sexual contact with a minor.
Investigators began looking into the case when a school worker noticed some unusual behavior from the alleged victim, whose age and identity are being withheld.
The young girl was questioned by authorities and went into graphic detail about multiple alleged sexual abuses committed by Lowther, the criminal complaint indicates. The complaint also notes that Lowther was friendly with the victim’s family, which may have been how he was able to gain access to allegedly commit his horrible deeds.
Lowther is a nuclear weapons expert and teacher, currently plying his trade at Kirtland Air Force Base. His official title is director of the Air Force’s School for Advanced Nuclear Deterrence Studies. In addition to his role at the base, Lowther is a renowned author, having published five books on national security and nuclear deterrence, among other topics.
James Fisher, a spokesman for the base, confirmed the arrest and Lowther’s identity, according to Albuquerque Journal.
Fisher said Lowther, a civilian, did not live on base and that he did not know where the alleged abuse occurred.
“Air Force law enforcement and investigative agencies will assist civil authorities if called upon to do so, he said. “The case is under the jurisdiction of the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s office and further requests for information should be referred to them.”
Prosecutors have filed to keep Lowther in pretrial detention. He is due in court on Tuesday.
[Featured Image: Albuquerque Police Department]