Mississippi sheriff’s office assists in arrest of Louisiana man charged with 100 counts of child pornography

Published 8:12 am Thursday, February 3, 2022

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the arrest of a Lousiana man who has been charged with 100 counts of pornography involving minors.

ACSO assisted the Catahoula Parish Sheriff’s Office in the arrest of Marcus Nichols, of Jonesville, a community about 36 miles from Adams County.

The Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Jonesville Police Department also assisted with the arrest, according to a news release from Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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On January 7, 2022, the CPSO Cybercrime Unit began a joint investigation with the Catahoula Parish Sheriff’s Office after receiving information about a subject, later identified as Nichols, downloading child pornography his residence in Jonesville.

During the investigation, it was found that “numerous sexually explicit photos and videos” had been downloaded, the release states.

Based on the evidence, a search warrant was obtained and executed Monday with the assistance of the Adams County Sheriff’s Office Cybercrime Unit and Jonesville Police Department. The press release did not provide details as to the connection to Adams County.

During a search of the residence, additional evidence was retrieved from numerous electronic devices and computer hard drives, totaling more than 100 incidences of pornography involving juveniles.

Nichols has been booked in to the Catahoula Parish Jail and charged with 100 counts of pornography involving juveniles and obstruction of justice.