The Florida woman accused of making illicit sexual videos involving children faces a new charge. Nicole Lynn Walter, 27, faces a brand-new human trafficking charge months after she was first charged for allegedly masturbating on video while children were in the room.
“We continued our investigation and determined there was an exchange of money for a video that was made involving some minor children,” said Escambia County Chief Deputy Chip Simmons, according to WEAR-TV. “This was an individual from out of state that engaged with Walter.”
#DEVELOPING: 27 year old Nicole Walter is currently in Santa Rosa Jail on a warrant from #Escambia Co. ECSO says the warrant is for human trafficking. Walter is a Pensacola nanny first arrested for child porn and lewd behavior with a minor in April. She was out on bond. @weartv pic.twitter.com/bkLz4fb1xJ
— Rebekah Castor (@RebekahCastorTV) June 17, 2020
The defendant was previously charged on counts including lewd and lascivious behavior, and possession of obscene material (child pornography). According to the arrest report obtained by Law&Crime, video showed the woman masturbating while children were present. During questioning, Walter allegedly said she was an actress making taboo pornographic videos, but asserted the kids were not in the room. She claimed she was alone.
From the warrant:
S/Nicole Walter stated in order to fulfill the taboo fantasy, the voices of her children are pre-recorded and she only plays them during the filming of her videos without them present.
The defendant has pleaded not guilty to those existing charges, and her attorney Thomas F. McGuire III echoed her alleged stance in a phone interview with Law&Crime. In an argument he previously made in court, footage does not show the children. They will not be seen in those videos, he said.
“That is not a coincidence,” he said. The kids were not in the room at the time; the sounds that could be heard from the children were pre-recordings Walter made days before, McGuire said.
In the footage, Walter is pretending to interact with the children off camera, but there’s no indication of them actually being in the room, the lawyer said. An example of his argument: at one point, the defendant bumped into the camera’s tripod, with her feet just out of view; she played it off as if the children were off screen.
Nicole Walter has been publicly identified as a nanny, but the children in the report were not described as unrelated kids in her care.
Records show the defendant was originally arrested in Santa Rosa County, then moved to Escambia County Jail, where she is being held on $50,000 bond.
[Mugshot via Santa Rosa County Jail]
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