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

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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.

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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.

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