TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

New Castle man charged with videotaping girls at store, owning child porn

Scott Nicolls, 43, of New Castle, is accused of distributing child pornography and using a hidden camera in a shopping cart to video underage females at a local Wal-Mart.

Daily Photo Galleries

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, 3:57 p.m.
 

Police charged a Lawrence County man with distributing child pornography and secretly videotaping underage girls at Wal-Mart, the state Attorney General's office said.

Undercover investigators tracking the use of online file-sharing programs said Scott Nicolls, 43, of New Castle, downloaded at least three videos between July 29 and Aug. 9, depicting young girls in sexual situations, according to court documents.

A search of Nicolls' home computers uncovered at least 10 videos containing child pornography, authorities said.

Computers seized from Nicolls' house also contained home videos that he allegedly made at a Wal-Mart by hiding a camera in a shopping cart and following underage girls through the store into the parking lot or while they were standing in line with parents and friends as he focused the camera on their buttocks.

Nicolls was arrested Friday and charged with seven counts of possession of child pornography, three counts of distribution of child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility. He remains in the Lawrence County Jail in lieu of a $75,000 bond.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Steelers’ Taylor recovering from forearm surgery
  2. Steelers sign former star LB Harrison; Tomlin talks ‘different climate’
  3. Coder resigns as football coach at Canon-McMillan
  4. Steelers defense must replace 3 injured starters after victory
  5. Pennsylvania slapped with another debt downgrade
  6. Baldwin-Whitehall substitute teacher charged in child porn case
  7. Steelers to bring LB Harrison out of retirement
  8. Brentwood chief to remain on suspension as probe continues
  9. To catch a thief, Youngwood church installs surveillance
  10. Council poised to sell Melody Tent site for Penguins-led development
  11. Police: 3 people dead in shooting at UPS facility
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.