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Former Clay County school bus driver accused of child porn arraigned

Marion Keith Nichols, 54, facing 13 felony counts

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CLAY COUNTY, Fla. – A Clay County school bus driver facing 13 child pornography charges was arraigned Wednesday.

Marion Keith Nichols, 56, faces 13 felony counts related to possession of photographs of a sexual performance by a child. He was booked into the the Clay County Jail. 

According to Nichols' arrest affidavit, a Clay County Special Victims Unit detective received a cyber tip that Nichols might be in possession of child pornography.

The detective interviewed Nichols on May 26, but the content of that interview was redacted from the affidavit.

The affidavit indicated that the day after the interview, the detective went through the trash at Nichols' home and found electronic devices and mail that led to more electronic searches, which turned up images that a child protection team doctor determined were child pornography.

He will next be in court for a pre-trial hearing on Sept. 26.