San Angelo Man Sentenced for Child Pornography Offense
A San Angelo man will spend the next 7 years in prison for transportation of child pornography.
46-year-old Tomas Lira Jr. was sentenced Friday to 87 months in federal prison, followed by a 10-year period of supervised release.
Lira pleaded guilty to one count of transportation of child pornography in late December 2011.
According to court documents, Lira posted an internet ad at Craigslist.com in the personal category “men seeking men” titled “looking for a son.” A Homeland security investigator posed as a 15-year-old boy, responded to the ad, and asked lira what kind of “stuff he was into.”
Following more correspondence, Lira told the agent that he was into gay porn, and preferred young males which he referred to as “twinks.” Lira texted an image of child pornography to the agent on August 20th, 2011.
He was arrested in October of 2011. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven M. Sucsy of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Lubbock.