Trial dates set for man charged with rape; Bond remains at $250K

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    TERRICA HENDRIX
    Editor

    NASHVILLE – A man charged with rape and other counts will go to trial in April.
    Luis Reyes Lucas, 32, 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 Assistant Police Chief Amy 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 Police 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.
    He appeared in Howard County Circuit Court – with an interpreter – on Feb.3 before Judge Tom Cooper and a continuance was granted at Lucas’ request. He was ordered to return on April 13 for pretrial and on April 26 for trial.
    Lucas is charged with: 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).
    Lucas is currently being held at the Howard County Jail on a $250,000 bond.