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Former ETX deputy found guilty of indecency with a child

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Eddie Nichols (Source: Harrison County Sheriff's Office) Eddie Nichols (Source: Harrison County Sheriff's Office)
HARRISON COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

A former East Texas police officer has been found guilty of two counts of indecency with a child Monday.

Eddie Nichols, 50, was arrested in September 2011 after two teenage girls told school counselors that he had touched them inappropriately. He was arrested again in December on a third charge of sexual indecency with a child.

Nichols was a deputy with the Harrison County Sheriff's Office when he was arrested. Upon arrest, he was immediately fired. At the time the incidents occurred, Nichols was an officer with the Marshall Police Department, where he also served as the department's chaplain.

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