Former Harrison Co. Sheriff's Deputy found guilty of indecency with a child

Harrison County Sheriff's Office
Monday, August 5, 2013 - 4:55pm

On Monday, former Harrison County Sheriff's Deputy Eddie Nichols was found guilty of indecency with a child in his trial in state district court, according to the Harrison County Sheriff's Office.

The case was invesitgated by the Harrison County District Attorney's Office and the Texas Rangers.

Nichols, who was arrested in September 2011 for two counts of sexual indecency with a child by contact, was also arrested on a sex charge that involves another alleged victim in December 2011.

The youngest of Nichols’ accusers testified a second time Friday in the indecency with a child trial, saying she recanted from her outcry at one point because she wanted to believe he didn’t hadn’t touched her.

The prosecution’s witness broke down under cross examination from defense attorney Vernard Solomon, who asked if she was being truthful when she said Nichols never touched her.

The case will now move on to the punishment phase.
 

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