Grand jury returns additional child porn charges against Letcher woman

Nicole Suzanne Combs
Nicole Suzanne Combs

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — A federal grand jury has returned new charges against a Letcher County woman accused of producing child pornography.

Nicole Combs, 33, is now charged with three counts of producing child pornography. She had previously been charged with only one count.

The new indictment alleges Combs engaged in criminal sexual activity with a 4-year-old boy on three occasions for the purpose of recording it on camera and distributing the videos.

Each charge carries a potential prison sentence of 15 to 30 years.

Her co-defendant in the case — 46-year-old Eric Banks — has pleaded guilty in the case and awaits sentencing.

Combs is currently in Texas undergoing a psychiatric evaluation and will be arraigned on the new charges when she returns.

Her attorney has previously indicated he will pursue an insanity defense.