Former airport employee, troop leader facing child sex charges

- Ulf Garrit Lueders earned $91,000 each year as a systems administrator at Bush Intercontinental Airport. He no longer holds that position and city officials are not saying why. It could be due to criminal charges filed against Lueders in August.

During a period of thirty or more days in duration, Lueders committed at least two acts of sexual abuse against one child younger than 14 and a second child under the age of 17, according to probable cause court documents.

In addition to the felony charge of continuous sexual abuse of a child, Lueders is also charged with online solicitation of a minor. That court document alleges Lueders knowingly solicited sex over the internet from someone he believed to be younger than 17.

Lueders was a Boy Scouts of America troop leader in the Houston area. Sources tell FOX 26 News that he went on several overnight and out-of-town trips with the scouts. He was released from jail on bonds totaling $100,000.

FOX 26 visited Lueder's home in Spring seeking his response to the charges, but no one answered the door.

The Boy Scouts of America released the following statement:

The behavior included in these allegations is abhorrent and runs counter to everything for which the Boy Scouts of America stands.

We were shocked to learn of these allegations and took immediate action to remove this individual and prohibit him from any future participation in our programs. 

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