LAFAYETTE, La. – Acting United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that Damon Lechtenberg, 47, of Lake Charles, Louisiana, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Robert R. Summerhays for production of child pornography. Lechtenberg was sentenced to 180 months (15 years) in prison followed by 20 years of supervised release. Lechtenberg pleaded guilty on April 9, 2020.
According to information presented in court, it was reported to law enforcement in Dec. 2019, that Lechtenberg had been filming a minor female using a hidden camera in the minor’s bedroom. Law enforcement officers obtained a search warrant of the minor’s bedroom and found the hidden camera. Lechtenberg admitted to filming the minor female and further investigation revealed that he had numerous videos containing images of her in sexually explicit poses.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security-Homeland Security Investigations conducted the investigation and Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Luke Walker prosecuted the case.