Crimes Against Children Investigation in the Freedom Division

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit are investigating a sexual assault in the Freedom Division.
CMPD Public Affairs

On Tuesday, February 7, 2023, shortly after 2:30 p.m., the CMPD school resource officer for Wilson STEM Academy notified Crimes Against Children detectives of a juvenile female victim who reported being inappropriately touched by an adult male employee at Wilson STEM Academy.


Detectives with the CMPD's Crimes Against Children Unit responded to the scene to take over the investigation.


On Wednesday, February 8, 2023, the suspect, David Lucas (DOB: 10/06/1997), was arrested without incident.  He was transported to the CMPD Law Enforcement Center.  Following an interview, he was transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office.  Mr. Lucas has been charged with Indecent Liberties with a Child, Taking Indecent Liberties with a Student by a School Administrator, and 1st Degree Kidnapping.  Mr. Lucas is employed by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools as a family engagement advocate.


The investigation into this case is active and ongoing.  As additional information develops, it will be released by the CMPD's Public Affairs Office.  Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the lead detective in this case, Detective Adams at 704-432-0547.  The public can also leave information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or  For additional information about this case, please refer to the report: 20230207-1436-02.