Post man indicted, charged with production of child pornography, enticement of a minor

32 year-old Leonel Vela III was indicted on January 12 on one count of production of child...
32 year-old Leonel Vela III was indicted on January 12 on one count of production of child pornography and one count of enticement and attempted enticement of a minor.(Lubbock County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jan. 14, 2022 at 12:17 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 14, 2022 at 3:03 PM CST
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - A Post man was arrested on a federal warrant and indicted on charges related to the production of child pornography and enticement involving a 12-year-old.

Court documents say 32-year-old Leonel Vela III was indicted on January 12 on one count of production of child pornography and one count of enticement and attempted enticement of a minor.

According to the federal indictment, on November 14, 2020, just after midnight, the Garza County Sheriff’s Office was called to a residence in Post about a sexual assault.

Deputies arriving on the scene were told a 12-year-old was assaulted.

The indictment says from November 1, 2018, until November 14, 2020, Vela coerced the child to engage in sexually explicit conduct for producing child pornography. During the same time frame, Vela is accused of coercing the child to engage in sexual activity.

Vela was arrested on a federal warrant and is currently in the Lubbock County Detention Center on hold for U.S. Marshals.

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