Animal Cruelty

***UPDATE- as of 6 p.m. on 2/12/2019***

Detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit have charged 21-year-old Christian Nichols, with 10 additional criminal charges for Prohibition of Certain Acts in Connection with Obscene Materials.

The new charges are a result of numerous videos found by detectives inside Nichols’ bedroom.

Detectives say the videos depict unidentified persons having inappropriate sexual activity with dogs. 

Detectives originally arrested Nichols on February 11, 2019, after he video recorded himself having inappropriate sexual activity with his Siberian Husky dog and shared it on the internet.

Nichols remains at the Pinellas County Jail.

***End of Update***

***Original News Release***

Detectives Arrest Oldsmar Man After He Video Recorded Himself Performing Sex Acts On His Dog

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Investigative Operations Bureau
Crimes Against Children Unit

Pinellas County Animal Services

Christian Stewart Oscar Nichols (Arrested)
DOB: 04/11/1997
Address: 325 Fairwood Court, Oldsmar
Charges: One count of Aggravated Animal Cruelty.

Siberian Husky- named Ember

What:
Detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit have arrested an Oldsmar man after he video recorded himself performing sex acts on his Siberian Husky dog.

When:
The investigation began on January 25, 2019.

The suspect was arrested at about 1:28 p.m. on February 11, 2019.

Where:
The incident occurred at 325 Fairwood Court in Oldsmar.

Why/How:
Detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit have arrested an Oldsmar man after video recorded himself performing sex acts on his Siberian Husky dog.

According to detectives, their investigation began on January 25, 2019, after a citizen residing in another state contacted Pinellas County Animal Services regarding video and photographs on the internet of a man having sexual contact with a dog. Pinellas County Animal Services notified the Sheriff’s Office.

Detectives obtained copies of the video and the photographs. The video depicts images of a man dressed in a black and white Husky dog costume. The costumed man is seen in the video using his penis and multiple penis shaped sex toys to have inappropriate sexual contact with a Siberian Husky dog.

Detectives say the dog in the video was clearly in distress. At one point during the video, the dog tries to run away and the man responds by striking the dog with a sex toy.

Through various investigative techniques, detectives tracked the video and photographs back to 21-year-old Christian Stewart Oscar Nichols of Oldsmar.

On Monday, February 11, 2019, detectives made contact with Nichols at his residence. Nichols admitted to detectives he made the video with his Siberian Husky, Ember, and shared it on the internet.

Detectives arrested Nichols and charged him with one count of Aggravated Animal Cruelty.

Nichols was transported to the Pinellas County Jail without incident.

Pinellas County Animal Services responded to the home and removed Ember and a second dog from Nichols’ residence.

Detectives say additional charges are likely.

The investigation continues.


Booking photo of Christian Nichols. 

Posted by Spencer Gross Monday, February 11, 2019 10:28:00 PM Categories: Animal Calls

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