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CASPER MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO PRODUCTION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

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

United States Attorney Bob Murray announced today that JAMES WAYNE LUCE, age 29, of Casper, Wyoming pleaded guilty to production of child pornography during a change of plea hearing held on February 1, 2022, before Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson. Sentencing has been set for April 25, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.

Luce was arrested on December 20, 2020, in Casper, Wyoming after being charged by complaint. He was later indicted by a federal grand jury. He faces 15-30 years of imprisonment; 5 years to life of supervised release; up to a $250,000 fine; a $5,000 special assessment pursuant to the Victims of Sex Trafficking Act of 2015, up to $50,000 special assessment pursuant to the Amy, Vicky and Andy Child Pornography Victim Assistance Act of 2018 and a $100 special assessment.

This crime was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation ICAC. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Christyne M. Martens.

Case Number 0:21-cr-00013-ABJ

Contact

Contact: Lori Hogan (Contractor)
United States Attorney Spokesman
Office: 307-772-2124
Email: usawy.pio@usdoj.gov
Twitter: @usaowy

Updated February 2, 2022

Component
Release Number: 22-008