A Lubbock man accused of possessing child pornography has pleaded not guilty to new charges. KAMC news reported that 28-year-old Eric Darcy was arrested back in June after a CyberTip was sent to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in July 2021. The popular French social app Yubo stated that an adult male was engaging in sexual conversations with minors.

Darcy was interviewed by investigators with the Lubbock Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force just a day prior to his arrest to who he admitted to having had sexual contact and committed sexual acts with two minors. One of the minors was around the ages of 15 and 16 while the other child was six years old at the time of contact with Darcy.

Darcy proceeded to allow investigators to search his phone where they found files showing child sexual abuse. Darcy also admitted to sending and receiving sexual chat messages and photos with children between the ages of 13 and 16 he had met on the social platform. Darcy was originally indicted for solicitation of child pornography but received 7 new charges which include one count of Receipt and Distribution of Child Pornography, one count of Transportation of a Minor with Intent to Engage in Criminal Sexual Conduct, and five counts of Attempted Enticement of a Minor.

If Darcy is found guilty of all charges, he could possibly face a lengthy sentencing ranging from 60 years to life in prison. Darcy’s trial is set for October 3rd in the federal courts system.

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