LEESBURG — A Leesburg man has received a bond reduction for his 10 counts of child pornography that he was arrested for on Dec. 22.
Nicholas R Colquitt, 18, 105 EMS T26B Lane, Leesburg received an original bond of $250,000 surety. His lawyers Scott Lennox and Joseph Sobek filed for a bond reduction on Dec. 27, 2016.
The motion suggested the bond was unreasonable because the offense took place before his two other pending charges and therefore did not occur while he was out on bond on those cases. It was also noted that Colquitt is only 18, still a high school student, has no assets and is not a flight risk. The motion requested that the bond be reduced to $5,000.
The court held a hearing for the bond reduction on Jan. 13. Colquitt’s bond was reduced to $100,000 surety plus $250 cash based several stipulations.
If bonded out, Colquitt will be subject to GPS electronic home monitoring. This will allow him to leave his home for medical or legal appointments. Colquitt is ordered to have no use of electronic devices. This includes accessing the internet and social media by any means. Colquitt is also not allowed to have contact with anyone under the age of 18 and no visitors will be allowed in the residence, regardless of age.
If any of these terms are violated Colquitt will have his bond revoked. Court documents stated the conditions “are reasonable and necessary for the safety and protection of the community.”
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Colquitt was first arrested on Oct. 5, 2016, on charges of sexual assault of a minor after Colquitt had brought a minor to his residence and engaged in sexual intercourse with her. After the Oct. 5 arrest, Colquitt had been additionally charged with four counts of child molesting a female under the age of 14, after having sexual intercourse with a minor on four different occasions.
On Oct. 10, 2016, an officer received cause for search warrant on Colquitt’s three cell phones that had been obtained in the investigation. Officials found hundreds of pornographic photos and numerous videos of children on his phones and Dropbox accounts. Colquitt was arrested on Dec. 22 for 10 counts of child pornography.
For the child pornography charges, Colquitt has a status conference scheduled for Jan. 30 and a pre-trial conference scheduled for Feb. 27. He is ordered to appear in person for both of these conferences.