Cathedral City man arrested for child pornography

Over 2000 sexually explicit images were found.

CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. - - Cathedral City Police Detectives have arrested a local man on child pornography charges. Detectives served a search warrant for a residence on the 68100 block of Estio Road in Cathedral City and arrested 51-year-old Kevin Lee Nichols, according to a CCPD news release. 

Multiple electronic devices were seized and searched during the sweep of the home. Detectives found more than 2,000 sexually explicit images of children between the ages of 3 and 13 on the devices.

The Cathedral City Police were notified on Jan. 24 about pornographic images of young females being posted to several social media sites. An investigation pinpointed that the residence posting the images was located in Cathedral City and obtained a search warrant for the residence.

Nichols was arrested for possession of obscene matter, knowingly downloading/sending child pornography into/from California and use of minors to perform prohibited act(s). 

Anyone with additional information relating to this case is urged to contact the Cathedral City Police Department Detectives at (760)770-0381. 


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