Big Spring, Texas, Man Sentenced To 240 Months In Federal Prison On Federal Child Pornography Conviction
ABILENE, Texas — Aaron Charles Lustfeldt, 27, of Big Spring, Texas, was sentenced this morning, by U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis, to 240 months in federal prison, following his guilty plea in June 2013 to one count of receipt of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.
According to documents filed in the case, on February 1, 2013, the Big Spring Police Department was dispatched to Comanche Trail Park in Big Spring regarding a male exposing himself to children in the play area. Officers located Lustfeldt, who admitted being in the park, but denied doing anything inappropriate, stating that he was not supposed to be at the park because he was a registered sex offender. Later, as part of their investigation, officers located images of child pornography on his cell phone, and Lustfeldt eventually admitted that he had received and downloaded images from the Internet onto his cell phone.
The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative, which was launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. Attorney’s Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals, who sexually exploit children, and identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/. For more information about internet safety education, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/ and click on the tab “resources.”
The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Big Spring Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin Cunningham, of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Lubbock, Texas, prosecuted.