One of the United States’ leading nuclear weapons experts, who claimed that North Korea has developed nukes small enough to be mounted on their missiles, has been arrested on pedophile charges for raping a 4-year-old child.
Police have arrested the director of the Air Force’s School for Advanced Nuclear Deterrence Studies on Kirtland Air Force Base and have charged him with the rape of a young girl, according to a news release from the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office.
Adam Lowther, 41, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was arrested and charged with one count of first-degree criminal sexual penetration of a child under 13 and two counts of criminal sexual contact with a minor.
He was booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center, where he remained Saturday.He has since been moved to the Metropolitan Detention Center, where he has been placed on isolated “lockdown” as a “security measure”.
Lowther is one of the top nuclear weapons experts in the US and had recently claimed that Kim Jong-un had developed miniaturized nuclear warheads small enough to be mounted on their Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM), based on the intel gather by the United States government.
Developing nuclear payloads for rockets is the key to North Korea being considered a global threat as it would allow them to deploy weapons of mass destruction to a much larger range of countries than previously thought.
In a report by Lowther on North Korean nuclear capability, he urged the US government to increase its nuclear weapons amid the growing threat from NK, warning;
“North Korea has demonstrated the ability to produce a nuclear device and has an active ballistic missile program”
Now, Lowther’s weapons expertise has been seriously called into question following these horrific allegations.
According to a motion for pretrial detention filed in the 2nd Judicial District Court, the victim told a teacher about the abuse soon after the incident occurred.
The sheriff’s office responded after being asked for assistance by state investigators.
A forensic interview and physical exam revealed evidence of abuse, the sheriff’s office said.James Fisher, a spokesman for Kirtland Air Force Base, confirmed the arrest and Lowther’s identity.
Fisher said Lowther, a civilian, did not live on base. Fisher did not know where the alleged abuse occurred.
Military law enforcement and the investigative agencies on base are working with outside law enforcement, Fisher said.According to Lowther’s LinkedIn profile, he has a doctorate in international relations from the University of Alabama.
Lowther has been the school’s director since its inception in 2015.He is currently due in court awaiting trial.