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Alabama state trooper accused of raping 11-year-old used fake letter to cover up FBI firing

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 5/6/2021 Jessica Schladebeck

An Alabama State Trooper, who is accused of raping an 11-year-old girl, used a forged letter from the FBI to get a job with the law enforcement agency after being booted from the bureau amid a series of sexual misconduct claims, including that he raped a coworker at knife-point.

Christopher Bauer was suspended without pay and stripped of his security clearance in the FBI’s New Orleans office in late 2018, shortly after allegations were raised against him. But in his application to serve as a state trooper the following year, the 41-year-old pretended he was still employed with the agency and that he had never been dismissed or forced to resign because of disciplinary action.

Bauer also provided a letter he claimed was from FBI headquarters, which confirmed his decade of “creditable service” and deemed him “eligible for rehire.”

“The letter is not legitimate,” the FBI said in a statement to the Associated Press on Wednesday.

a man looking at the camera: Christopher Bauer © Provided by New York Daily News Christopher Bauer

Christopher Bauer

Despite a “full and thorough” investigation into Bauer’s background when he applied to be a trooper in 2019, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, the state police, found “no derogatory comments were uncovered by former employers.”

The FBI declined to say whether the state law enforcement agency requested any information about Bauer amid his hiring process.

Bauer on Wednesday remained behind bars at the Montgomery County Detention Facility with a combined $105,000 bond. He was arrested on charges of first-degree sodomy, sexual abuse of a child younger than 12 and another felony sex crimes.

According to court records filed in the cases, the incidents of abuse unfolded in his Montgomery home sometime in the beginning of March through the end of late April.

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