Man faces nearly 20 years behind bars for child pornography charges

Lucas Letendre (Source: Pender County Sheriff's Office)
Lucas Letendre (Source: Pender County Sheriff's Office)

Posted by Debra Worley - email

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A Pender County man will face nearly 20 years behind bars, after being convicted of attempting to have sex with a minor and for receiving child pornography.

Lucas Marks Letendre was arrested in July 2008 after having cyber-sex with an undercover cop who posed as a 14-year-old girl.

Authorities say Letendre told the undercover officer he fantasized about kidnapping a young girl so he could breed an infant to sexually abuse.

After his arrest, authorities found more than 200 images and 20 videos of child pornography on his computer.

Letendre was sentenced to 19.5 years in prison.

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