MONTGOMERY, AL (WBRC) - An Alabama man stationed at a California Air Force base has been arrested for multiple sex crimes in Alabama.
Alabama Attorney General Troy King, in a statement to FOX6 News, said U.S. Air Force Lt. Zachary W. Mullins, 22, of Hartselle, Ala., was arrested Tuesday at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Mullins and a former school teacher from north Alabama are charged with sexual abuse of a child between the age of 12 and 16.
King said the charges were handed down by a grand jury in Morgan County in July in connection with crimes that occurred before Mullins joined the Air Force. Specifically, the indictment charges that Mullins:
being older than 16, engaged in deviate sexual intercourse with a child aged between 12 and 16, which is second-degree sodomy, a class B felony;
being older than 16 (and more than two years older than his victim), engaged in sexual intercourse with a child aged between 12 and 16, which is second-degree rape, a class B felony;
being 19 years or older, subjected a child aged between 12 and 16 to sexual contact, which is second-degree sexual abuse, a class A misdemeanor.
The former school teacher, Jessica Heather Defoor of Decatur, was served with her indictment and arrested in August. King said she was charged with sexual abuse and enticing a child with sexual acts between the age of 12 and 16. Defoor was already on administrative leave from her job as a second-grade teacher at Danville-Neel Elementary School prior to her arrest.