Lincoln man arrested for allegedly filming teen and her friends with cellphone, hidden cameras

A Lincoln man has been charged with three counts of felony unlawful intrusion after several covert video cameras were reportedly found inside a home in east Lincoln.

A judge on Monday set bond for 51-year-old Scott A. Nickell at $150,000. 

Investigators said in an arrest affidavit that a woman had become increasingly suspicious of Nickell after he had been using his phone to take videos of a 15-year-old girl at “odd” times. In one instance, the woman saw Nickell using his phone to take video of the teen and her friends in a pool, according to the document. 

The woman told investigators she found several cameras inside the house, including a wildlife trail camera on the bathroom sink and a one-inch by one-inch camera with Velcro strips that matched other strips she found in bathroom lights over the sink. She also found several micro-SD cards used in such cameras that she turned over to authorities, along with a laptop and desktop computer. 

Investigators obtained a search warrant to view the videos on the SD cards, and found at least one in which the teen was exposed, according to the affidavit. 

Authorities also reportedly located several other SD cards in Nickell’s vehicle. 

Each count against Nickell carries up to two years behind bars and a $10,000 fine. 

Lincoln police said they are continuing to investigate this case, and that there could be other victims.  

*** To protect the identities of people involved in this case, certain details have been left out of this story. 


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