Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that earlier this week the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested Eric Christopher Lucas, 45, of Round Rock, on six counts of Possession of Child Pornography, a third-degree felony. Lucas could face up to 10 years in prison per charge if convicted.
Two CyberTipline reports from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children alerted CEU that Lucas uploaded an image of child pornography, which prompted CEU investigators to execute a search warrant at Lucas’s home. Investigators discovered pornographic images of children on his personal desktop computer. Several electronics and digital storage devices were seized for examination by the Digital Forensics Unit of the attorney general’s office. He was booked into the Williamson County Jail without incident.
The Texas Attorney General’s Office works to protect children by using the latest technology to track down some of the most profoundly evil predators online. The CEU proactively seeks out and arrests predators who commit crimes against children using technology and online sources. Attorney General Paxton urges all parents and teachers to become aware of the risks our children face on the internet and take steps to help ensure their children’s safety. For more information on cyber safety, please visit: https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/cj/cyber-safety.