Casper Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Production of Child Pornography

Casper Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Production of Child Pornography

CASPER — A Casper man will serve 20 years in prison after producing child pornography. The child pornography was discovered after the man lost his cell phone and it was later turned into the Casper Police Department.

Acting United States Attorney Nicholas Vassallo announced that James Wayne Luce, 29, of Casper, was sentenced for production of child pornography on July 6, 2022, by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson, according to a press release from the District of Wyoming’s United States Attorney’s Office.

Luce was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment with 12 years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment.

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Luce came to the attention of law enforcement after an acquaintance found his lost cell phone, unlocked it, observed nude pictures of a prepubescent female child, and turned it in to the Casper Police Department. The Wyoming Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigated the incident and was able to locate and identify child victims.

This crime was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation through their participation in the Wyoming Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Christyne M. Martens.