Nashville man held in jail on rape allegations; Bond set at $250,000

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    TERRICA HENDRIX
    Reporter
    NASHVILLE – A 32-year-old
    man was arrested last
    week on rape allegations.
    Luis Reyes Lucas, of Nashville,
    was arrested on Nov. 18
    after the Nashville Police Department
    “received a report
    from Crimes Against Children
    regarding a possible rape of a
    12-year-old female,” according
    to a press release issued
    by Nashville Investigator Larry
    Marion. During interviews
    with the victim, investigators
    learned that Lucas had been
    having sexual intercourse
    with her. The 12-year-old
    victim told investigators that
    Lucas would video them having
    sexual intercourse with
    his cell phone.
    “On Nov. 23, at approximately
    7:16 p.m. Howard
    County Investigator Blake
    Eudy, Nashville Assistant
    Chief Amy Marion, and
    Nashville Investigator Larry
    Marion executed a search
    warrant at 1216 Mine St. #87
    in Nashville. During the execution
    of the search warrant
    evidence was collected that
    corroborated the 12-year-old
    victim’s claims. Lucas was
    arrested at the residence
    and transported to Howard
    County Jail.”
    Lucas was also found
    to be in possession of a
    counterfeit Texas Driver’s
    License with his photograph, but someone else’s name, the
    press release added. Larry Marion confirmed that Lucas is
    expected to face charges of: two counts of Rape (Class Y
    Felony); three counts of Engaging children in sexually explicit
    conduct for use in visual or print medium (Class B Felony);
    one count of Forgery 1st Degree (Class B Felony).
    “The investigation is a joint effort between the Nashville
    Police Department and the Howard County Sheriff’s Department.
    The investigation is still on going. Prosecutor Bryan
    Chesshir has reviewed the file, and will be filing the listed
    charges within the next few days.”
    Lucas made his first appearance in Pike County Circuit
    Court Monday morning and his arraignment is set for Wed.,
    Dec. 2 in Howard County Circuit Court. Lucas is currently
    being held at the Howard County Jail on a $250,000 bond.