Cyber crimes investigation leads to Louisville man arrest

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ky.(WTVQ) – An investigation by the Cyber Crimes Unit of the Office of the Attorney General lead to the arrest of a Jefferson County man, Friday, authorities say.

The Attorney General says Nigel Nicholas, 53, was arrested Friday at his home in Louisville.

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Nicholas is facing a new charge of tampering with a witness, according to the state.

He was arrested back in February 2018 in connection to human trafficking and prostitution.

The state says while Nicholas was out on bond he allegedly tried to pressure a human trafficking victim to recant a statement.



Investigators say Nicholas and a third party coerced the victim using deception and fraud, offering both money and property in exchange for a retraction of their statement.

An additional $20,000 has been added to his original $10,000 bond.

The investigation is ongoing and more charges are expected.