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Columbia man accused of domestic assault, illegally sending nude photos

Jacob Anthony Nichols
Boone County Sheriff's Office
Jacob Anthony Nichols


A Columbia man was charged with several felonies after he was accused of sending nude photos of a woman without her permission.

Jacob Anthony Nichols, 32, was charged with second-degree domestic assault, invasion of privacy and sending nude photos without permission. He was booked into the Boone County Jail at 8:09 p.m. Wednesday and posted a $10,000.

Casenet indicates the $10,000 bond was posted for another case filed on Feb. 20, where he was charged with second-degree assault and tampering with a victim in a felony case. A warrant was ordered and a $10,000 bond was set on Thursday for the charges filed on Wednesday.

According to the probable cause statement filed on Wednesday detectives were conducting interviews in January as a follow up to the previous domestic assault charges when the victim told a detective that Nichols took several photos of her while she wasn’t clothed without her permission.

Law enforcement asked Nichols why he took the photos and he allegedly said he wanted to use them as a threat to keep the victim from leaving, the statement says. Law enforcement was emailed screen recordings of Nichols’ phone, which allegedly included nude images sent by Nichols to other people, the statement says. Messages also apparently showed Nichols making threats against the victim, the statement says.

The previous probable cause statement claims Nichols allegedly choked and threatened to shoot the victim on Feb. 18.

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