ALBUQUERQUE -- 65-year-old Lawrence Lucero, of Tucumcari, pled guilty to a five-count indictment charging him with three counts of receipt of a visual depiction of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct and two counts of possession of matter containing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
According to the indictment, Lucero received and possessed child pornography between March 26, 2012 and May 2, 2012 in Rio Arriba and San Miguel Counties, N.M. During that time period, Lucero was employed as a social worker by a company that provided healthcare staff at the Veterans Affairs Community-Based Outpatient Clinics in Las Vegas and Espanola, N.M., under a contract with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
At sentencing, Lucero could faces imprisonment for atleast five years and not more than 40 years on each of the three counts charging him with receipt of child pornography. Lucero also faces a maximum ten years of imprisonment on each of the two counts charging him with possession of child pornography. After completing his prison sentence, Lucero will be required to serve a term of supervised release to be determined by the sentencing judge. He also will be required to register as a sex offender.