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UPDATE: Accused Child Sex Predator to Remain in Custody

A federal magistrate ordered the Jackson Parish man indicted on child pornography charges to remain in custody.
Christopher Nixon being led out of federal court on Monday, February 3 (Nick Lawton)
Christopher Nixon being led out of federal court on Monday, February 3 (Nick Lawton)
UPDATE: Federal Magistrate Karen Hayes ordered the Jackson Parish man indicted on child pornography charges to remain in custody until trial. 

"We're disappointed. We respect the judge's decision. We'll see where we go from here. One thing I know for sure is that we're gonna fight," said Adam Huddleston, Nixon's defense.

The attorneys will have a status conference over the phone today to plan that out.

The prosecutor, Earl Campbell, said during the hearing that it was recommended during pretrial that he remain in custody.

A witness, Nixon's roommate and life partner, was called to the stand to testify that if Nixon were released, he would be in his home. He had to testify that Nixon would be kept away from computers and the internet if he were to stay there. If Nixon was ever released, he would require a probation officer and electronic monitoring.

Christopher Nixon was indicted in January by a federal grand jury.

The indictment alleges between Feb. 1 and March 30 of 2012, Christopher Nixon made a child pornography video using a male under the age of 18.

A trial date has not been set. 

On Monday, Nixon's attorney filed a motion to waive his rights to a speedy trial. 



MONROE (KTVE) -- The detention hearing is coming up on Tuesday for the Jackson Parish man indicted on child pornography charges.

Christopher Nixon was indicted in January by a federal grand jury.

The indictment alleges between Feb. 1 and March 30 of 2012, Christopher Nixon made a child pornography video using a male under the age of 18.

During Nixon's February 3rd arraignment at the Monroe Federal Courthouse, he requested a detention hearing, which will determine whether or not Nixon will be held in custody or released pending a trial and whether or not a bond will be posted.

That hearing has been set for February 18th at 10 am. at the Monroe Federal Courthouse.

If convicted of the charges, Nixon faces 15 to 30 years in prison.
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