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State investigators arrest local man on child porn charges

Joseph Albert Nickel. (Texas Attorney General's Office photo)
Joseph Albert Nickel. (Texas Attorney General's Office photo)(KWTX)
Published: Apr. 18, 2018 at 11:43 AM CDT
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Joseph Albert Nickel, 46, of Waco, whom investigators from the Texas Attorney General’s Office Child Exploitation Unit arrested on child pornography charges, was in the McLennan County Jail Wednesday in lieu of bonds totaling $22,500.

Nickel is charged with three counts of possession of child pornography.

He was arrested after investigators discovered that child pornography had been uploaded to an online storage account that he accessed, the Attorney General’s Office said in a press release Wednesday.

“A digital storage device containing images of child pornography and several other devices were seized for examination by the attorney general’s Digital Forensics Unit. During an interview, Nickel admitted he downloaded, viewed and shared child pornography over the Internet,” the press release said.