Fayetteville, Arkansas – David Clay Fowlkes, First Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Juan Ordenas-Lucas, age 27, of Springdale, Arkansas, was sentenced today to 276 months in federal prison without the possibility of parole followed by 20 years of supervised release on one count of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor via the Production of Child Pornography. The Honorable Timothy L. Brooks, United States District Judge, presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Fayetteville.
According to court records, in November 2019 the Springdale Police Department was made aware of videos of child exploitation located on Ordenas-Lucas’ phone. A subsequent search warrant of the phone revealed a video recorded by Ordenas-Lucas of him sexually abusing a 7-year-old female.
Ordenas-Lucas was indicted in January of 2020 and entered a guilty plea in June of 2020.
This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations Fayetteville, the Northwest Arkansas Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force and the Springdale Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Carly Marshall prosecuted the case for the United States.