CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 31-year-old Corpus Christi man was sentenced Thursday to more than 16 years in federal prison for producing child pornography.
U.S. Immigration and Custom’s Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations in Corpus Christi, Texas, the Corpus Christi Police Department – Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and the Palm Beach County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation.
Lucas Antonio Nord was sentenced July 2 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas to 200 months in federal prison. Nord was further ordered to pay $3,000 in restitution and will be required to register as a sex offender and serve the rest of his life on supervised release following completion of his prison term.
Nord pleaded guilty to the charges on Nov. 5, 2019. According to court records, Nord used social media to contact minor children for the purposes of having sexual encounters and to request nude images of them. Before handing down the sentence, the court heard about two additional victims in other states.
In April 2019, law enforcement learned Nord had contact with a 14-year-old minor living in Florida. He had asked the child to send him photographs of his genitalia via social media messaging.
Nord told authorities he also had actual physical sexual contact with at least two children and has attempted to solicit more than 50 boys on various social media platforms. Nord sent the children photographs and videos of his own genitalia and sexual acts as well as videos containing commercially produced pornography.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Brittany L. Jensen prosecuted the case.