Former FBI agent and Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) State Trooper Christopher Bauer faces life in prison after being found guilty of molesting a child for six years.

Bauer was found guilty of sodomy first-degree and sexual abuse of a child less than 12.

Montgomery County District Attorney Daryl Bailey thanked investigators and Judge Jimmy Pool.

“Montgomery is a little safer today because of the hard work of my teammates at the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office,” Bailey stated.

The 11-year-old victim told a friend Bauer had been molesting her since she was five years old. The friend’s mother told school officials who then contacted Montgomery Police. Bauer was arrested in April 2021.

Bauer was fired from the FBI’s New Orleans office in 2018 after he was accused of raping a female co-worker at knifepoint. Court documents show the co-worker applied for a restraining order after she claimed Bauer choked her and sexually assaulted her so frequently that her hair began to fall out. She said she went from 150 pounds to 92 pounds due to the abuse over a year’s time.

Bauer was never found guilty of any charges in that case and told colleagues the sexual acts were consensual.

He applied to work with ALEA in 2019, and the agency failed to uncover the allegations.

The Associated Press reported at that time that Bauer wrote on his application that he was still employed by the FBI and provided a fake letter from the FBI making it appear that he was “eligible for rehire.” The FBI confirmed the letter was forged.

The previous allegations were kept out of court during the trial. Bauer maintained his innocence throughout testimony and cross-examination.

Bauer, an Air Force veteran, began his law enforcement career as a Montgomery Police officer in 2009.

He will be sentenced on August 1.

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