Emmett Man Found Guilty On Child Pornography Charges

(Emmett) An Emmett man was found guilty Monday with having illegal images of minors. Joshua Nickel entered a no contest plea to felony charge of Child Sexual Exploitation and two counts of Child Pornography. Seventeen Cyber Tipline reports were made against Nickel’s social media accounts and he was suspected of uploading more than 40 images and videos of child porn. In May, a search warrant was issued at Nickel’s home and a cellphone was confiscated. Authorities found five illegal images on the device. When questioned, Nickel said the individual sharing the pictures was not him but later admitted to sending child porn to numerous people on different platforms. The 35-year-old reportedly said he only wanted to gather information and provide it to law enforcement. A pre-sentencing investigation was ordered and Nickel is due back in court on May 21st.