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NEW INFO: ETX deputy, wife arrested for sexual indecency with a child

Eddie Nichols. Photo Source: Harrison County Jail. Eddie Nichols. Photo Source: Harrison County Jail.
Sharon Nichols. Photo Source: Harrison County Jail. Sharon Nichols. Photo Source: Harrison County Jail.

UPDATE: At the time of the incident, Sharon Nichols was a deputy county clerk for Harrison County.

The County Clerk tells KLTV she is no longer employed by the county.


Released by the Harrison County Sheriff's Office:

HARRISON COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - A Harrison County deputy and his wife have been arrested and charged with sexual indecency with a child.

On Thursday, September 29, 2011, Harrison County Sheriff's office was notified by a Texas State Technical College police officer of an incident that was reported to them by a school counselor.

The initial outcry was made by a juvenile female student to the counselor regarding inappropriate sexual contact.

Once the Sheriff's Office was notified, the Harrison County District Attorney's Office and Child Protection Services of East Texas were immediately notified and an investigation began into the allegations by the District Attorney's office.

After interviews, warrants were obtained by the District Attorney's Office for the arrest of Deputy Eddie Nichols and his wife, Sharon Nichols, on charges of sexual indecency with a child by contact.

The charges are a 2nd degree felony and both were arrested and placed in jail.

Eddie Nichols was arraigned and a bond of $200,000 was placed on him. He is currently in the Harrison County Jail.

Sharon Nichols was arraigned and a bond of $100,000 was placed on her. She has been released from jail.

Deputy Nichols has been terminated.

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