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Man accused of human trafficking arrested for witness tampering

Police say Nigel Nicholas brought another person to Kentucky to pressure a human trafficking victim to retract their statement.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Louisville man who is facing human trafficking charges is now facing charges witness tampering. The Cyber Crimes Unit along with attorney general Daniel Cameron’s office arrested 53-year-old Nigel Nicholas.

Investigators say Nicholas brought another person to Kentucky to pressure a human trafficking victim to recant their statement. He was out of jail on bond when the new allegations happened, the AG office says.

The attorney general’s office says Nicholas offered money and property to the victim in exchange for a retraction.

In February 2018, prosecutors charged Nicholas with two counts of human trafficking and one count of promoting prostitution. 

Nicholas was allegedly selling sex with underage teens on website Backpage.com.

The witness tampering charges resulted in an additional $20,000 bond added to Nicholas’ original $10,000 bond.

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