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Galveston Resident Sentenced for Two Child Pornography Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Texas

HOUSTON – A 36-year-old man from Galveston County has been ordered to federal prison following his guilty plea of receipt and possession of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. Lavelas Luckey pleaded guilty Oct. 28, 2017.

Today, U.S. District Judge George C. Hanks ordered he serve 73 months in prison followed by 15 years of supervised release, during which time he will have to comply with numerous requirements designed to restrict his access to children and the Internet. He will also be ordered to register as a sex offender.

Luckey first came to the attention of law enforcement after multiple images of child pornography were found associated with his online account.  Authorities later conducted a search of Luckey’s residence which eventually led to the discovery of 107 videos and 638 images of child pornography.

Luckey admitted ownership of the child pornography as well as the online account he used to obtain it.  

At the time of his plea, Luckey admitted to using peer-to-peer software to search for, download and obtain child pornography. He also admitted to distributing the child pornography through his online account.    

The Pearland Police Department and the FBI conducted the investigation. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Julie N. Searle is prosecuting the case which was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit For more information about internet safety education, please visit and click on the tab "resources."


Updated February 21, 2018

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