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Fort Bragg man sentenced to 14 years for sex abuse

Posted October 20, 2009

— A man who admitted that he sexually abused a 5-year-old girl at his mother's daycare faces 14 years in prison.

Judge James C. Dever III sentenced Timothy R. Lukens Tuesday for the abuse, which took place in February at 212 S. Dougherty Drive.

Lukens admitted to police that he performed a sex act on the girl in a bathroom, according to an indictment.

The girl told her father's fiancee that she had been "touched" by "Tim," according to the indictment. The girl's statements were reported to military police on Fort Bragg who then turned the case over to the FBI.


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  • samiam1244 Oct 21, 2009

    14 year's. should be a life sentence. the laws shoud be changed on child molesters.

  • Glass Half Full Oct 21, 2009

    Absolutely disgusting. He'd have gotten more time for possessing pornography. As it is, he'll be about 33 when he gets out and chances are he'll offend again. The judicial system fails soceity once again.

  • Timetogo Oct 21, 2009

    So we allow murderers to go free after a few years but you want to execute military perps? We seriously need to revamp our laws.... and our politicians!

  • justafella Oct 20, 2009

    Bring back military executions for perp's like this and federal case's.