San Angelo man seeking 'son' gets prison for porn

April 3, 2012 4:18:01 AM PDT
Investigators say a West Texas man who advertised online as "looking for a son" must serve seven years in prison in a child pornography case.

Prosecutors in Lubbock on Monday announced the sentence for 46-year-old Tomas Lira Jr. of San Angelo. Lira in December pleaded guilty to transportation of child pornography.

A federal agent posed online as a 15-year-old to respond to the message on Craigslist. Investigators say Lira in August texted a child pornography image to the person he thought was a teen.

Lira was arrested in October.

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