Less than sixty days ago, back in December of 2021, Michael James Nichols, 35, of the 100 block of Pine Creek Lane in Haughton, was arrested for downloading and possessing child pornography.

Additional, extensive investigation by the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office into the matter, has led to additional charges for the accused.

Nichols' December arrest came after Bossier Sheriff's Detectives executed a search warrant at Nichols’ residence, where they discovered Nichols had downloaded sexual images of prepubescent and younger children onto his computer.

Ultimately, Nichols admitted to downloading and possessing the images and was charged with 30 counts of Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Images.

However, through intensive forensic investigation and sifting through tens of thousands of suspected child abuse images stored on Nichols' computer, detectives found an additional 379 known child sexual abuse images.

In total, detectives say they found 409 images that are known identified victims on his computer.

Nichols, who is currently booked into the Bossier Max, has been charged on a total of 409 counts of Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Images. His bond has been raised to 1.5 million dollars, from his initial bond of $300,000.

Sheriff Whittington encourages anyone who may have been a victim of sexual abuse or has information about any sexual crime involving any other person to contact Bossier Sheriff’s Office detectives at (318) 965-3418 or (318) 965-2203.

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