Josh Lucas, 34, of Sturtevant, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with five counts of possession of child pornography. If convicted of all charges, Lucas faces up to 125 years in prison and/or fined up to $500,000.
According to the criminal complaint, investigators with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department found five video files depicting child pornography inside Lucas’ home in the 8400 block of Westbrook Drive.
The videos depicted children between the ages of three and 13-years old performing various sex acts. In one video, one girl was “standing with strings tied above and below her breasts” and from ceiling rafters, according to the criminal complaint.
Lucas told investigators that he has downloaded and viewed child pornography since he was 17-years-old. He told police he used the search term “prthc,” meaning pre-teen hard-core. When the investigators asked Lucas what he thought should happen to people who possess illegal child pornography, he replied: “that’s a good question… well obviously you know they are breaking the law.”
A preliminary hearing has been set for 8:30 a.m. Aug. 9 in Racine County Felony Court.