JUSTICE SERVED: News from the District Attorney’s Office – June 14, 2024

Former Law Enforcement Officer Found Guilty of Sodomy and Sexual Assault of Minor Child

A former law enforcement officer faces up to life in prison for sexually abusing a young girl over the span of several years. District Attorney Daryl Bailey announced today that a Montgomery County jury has found Christopher Bauer guilty of Sodomy in the First Degree and Sexual Abuse of a Child Less Than 12.

On April 23, 2021, the minor victim, who was 11 at the time, had the courage to confide in a trusted friend that she was being molested by Bauer, who she testified had been sexually assaulting her since she was 5 years old. A few days later, her friend shared what was happening to the victim with her own mother, who reported it to the victim’s school.

School administrators immediately contacted the Montgomery Police Department, and the investigation began. Bauer was arrested and charged the same day.

Bauer previously served as an Alabama state trooper and was an FBI agent in New Orleans. According to published reports, he used a forged letter from the FBI to get a job with ALEA after being booted from the bureau for several sexual misconduct claims. He will be sentenced by Judge Jimmy Pool on August 1, 2024, and faces up to 20 years to life in prison.

“Nobody is above the law, including our police officers. If there’s a police officer who is committing a crime, in this case a crime against an innocent child, they are going to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law just like anybody else would,” District Attorney Daryl Bailey said. “My office will be asking for the maximum sentence in this case. Christopher Bauer is a sexual predator and has now been convicted as a sexual predator. He needs to be removed from our streets forever.”

DA Bailey expressed his appreciation to Deputy District Attorneys Leanna Smith, Shaquila Jackson, and Theresa Basile for their work on the prosecution of this case. He also thanked DA’s Investigators Callie Clark and Mark Lanicci and the Montgomery Police Department for their contributions to the outcome of this trial. In addition, he expressed his appreciation to the staff at Child Protect and the One Place Family Justice Center for their assistance. Lastly, he extended his gratitude to Victim Services Officer Deborah Holt and Victim Services Officer/Facility Dog Zurg for supporting and comforting the victim and her family throughout the course of the trial.

District Attorney Bailey said, “Obviously, a child’s life in this case was ruined and will be ruined forever. She will always be haunted by what happened to her repeatedly over and over by this sexual predator. Today, at least, she and her family got a sense of justice. She knows this bad man will never be able to harm her ever again.”

Alexandria Hancock Sentenced to Life in Prison for 2017 Kidnapping and Brutal Assault

Alexandria Hancock has been sentenced to three consecutive life sentences by Judge Jimmy Pool for her involvement in the 2017 kidnapping, robbery, and rape of a Montgomery woman, District Attorney Daryl Bailey announced today.

A Montgomery County jury found Hancock guilty of orchestrating the brutal assault with the aid of three male co-defendants. The victim, who was lured into a car under false pretenses, testified that the men took turns forcibly raping and sodomizing her at the direction of Hancock, who was riding in the front passenger seat. She was then driven to a remote location where she was bound, beaten, shot at, and left for dead.

Hancock’s sentence was enhanced because a firearm was used during this malicious crime. Prior to her trial, two of her three co-defendants entered a guilty plea and were sentenced to 20 years in prison, while the third was tried separately, found guilty, and is currently serving three-consecutive 99-year life sentences.

District Attorney Daryl Bailey said: “The victim’s life has been forever altered by Alexandria Hancock’s horrendously vindictive behavior. I am proud that my team of dedicated and hard-working prosecutors could bring her justice. My office is committed to prosecuting ALL violent crimes, and Judge Pool’s sentence sends a message that everyone needs to hear: If you commit a violent crime in Montgomery County you will be prosecuted, convicted, and sent to prison for a very long time.”