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Apr 24, 2015  |  Vote 0    0

Windsor Police lay 86 child porn charges against 48-year-old man

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The Windsor Police Child Exploitation Unit (ICE) have laid 86 charges against Daniel Nickolson, a 48-year-old Windsor man who was arrested in June, 2014, after a year-long investigation.

In May 2014, the Windsor Police ICE unit opened the investigation, which even led to the eventual arrest of Nickolson on June 4 of that year. A search warrant was executed at the Nickolson's Turner Road residence where evidence was seized. At the time of his arrest, he was charged with one count of Possession of Child Pornography and one count of Accessing Child Pornography.

Investigators examined photos, videos, and chat messaging data as part of their ongoing investigation, which resulted in an additional 21 charges being laid in August 2014.

In August 2014 ICE members identified a 14-year-old victim who resides in Dallas, Texas. The ICE unit notified authorities in Dallas and the victim was located and interviewed by police in relation to the investigation.

Police have continued with their investigation and on April 22, 2015 an additional 63 charges were laid, bringing the total number of charges to 86.

According to police, investigators have determined that there are an additional 22 victims, 16 of which are under the age of 18 (10-16 years of age). 21 of the victims are female and one is male. Police are satisfied that the victims are located internationally and not from the Windsor area. Police are continuing with the investigation and are attempting to identify the victims.

The suspect has remained in custody since the time of his arrest in June of 2014.

Daniel Nickolson, 48, faces the following charges:

• 20 counts of Extortion

• 25 counts of Luring

• 15 counts of Breaching an Order of Prohibition

• 7 counts of Distribute Child Pornography

• 4 counts of Making Sexually Explicit Material Available to a Child

• 4 counts of Access Child Pornography

• 3 counts of Possession of Child Pornography

• 3 counts of Invitation to Sexual Touching

• 2 counts of Agreement or Arrangement for Sexual Offence Against Child

• 2 counts of Uttering Threats

• 1 count of Making Child Pornography

The charges have not been proven in court.

The Windsor Police Service would like to remind parents to monitor online activity of their children and encourage the reporting of inappropriate online communication.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Windsor Police at 519-255-6700 ext. 4893, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS), online at www.catchcrooks.com, or submit a tip on Facebook.

The Windsor Police ICE unit is a member of the Provincial Strategy to protect children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet. This Project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

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