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Afton Man Pleads Guilty to Sexually Abusing a Child and Filming the Abuse

An Afton man pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court for filming himself sexually abusing a young child that he had handcuffed and gagged, announced US Attorney Clint Johnson.

Glenn David Nickols, 40, pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual abuse of a minor under 12 years of age in Indian Country and sexual exploitation of a child.

In March of 2021, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) received a CyberTipline report regarding an email account used by Nickols to transmit more than 100 videos and images of child sexual abuse. However, agents noticed that several files were not of previously identified victims of child sexual abuse material. Those images and videos showed multiple instances of a man wearing a hat with the name “Buckster” sexually abusing a child with tape over her mouth and whose arms and legs had been restrained with handcuffs and shackles.

After identifying Nickols and his address, OSBI conducted a search warrant on his home where they seized evidence of the abuse. Agents were also able to identify the young Native American victim and ensure she was safe from any future harm.

Nickols was arrested and interviewed by OSBI agents. During the interview, he identified himself as the adult male seen in the videos, that his nickname was “Buck,” and that he was the owner of the account. He told agents the abuse took place at his home in Afton, within the bounds of the Cherokee Nation. 

The OSBI conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Nassar is prosecuting the case.

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