California Man Indicted for Conspiring with Local Couple to Produce Child Pornography
PENSACOLA, FLORIDA — Pamela C. Marsh, the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, announced that Bret A. Nichols, age 29, of Paradise, California, was indicted today on federal charges for engaging in a conspiracy to produce and receive images and videos of child pornography from a couple in Mary Ester, Florida.
The two-count indictment alleges that between October 2010 and December 2012, Nichols conspired with Corine D. Motley, a/k/a Corine Gillreath, a/k/a “Dusty,” a/k/a “Kandi Kane,” and Brandon C. Gillreath, to produce pornographic images and videos of child victims here in the Northern District of Florida. Motley and Gillreath were convicted on related charges in federal court in Pensacola in June 2013 and were sentenced to 29½ years and 35 years imprisonment, respectively, for their personal production of child pornography here in Florida. The images and videos they produced were transmitted over the Internet.
Nichols was arrested in northern California on federal charges stemming from his alleged involvement. He remains in custody at the Sacramento County Jail.
The indictment was a result of a joint investigation by the Department of Homeland Security, the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, the Pensacola Police Department, and other members of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David L. Goldberg.
An indictment is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of federal criminal law. All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless the government proves their guilt beyond a reasonable doubt to the satisfaction of a jury at trial.