Letcher couple faces new charge of producing child porn

Nicole Suzanne Combs and Eric Banks Nicole Suzanne Combs and Eric Banks
Nicole Suzanne Combs and Eric Banks
Nicole Suzanne Combs and Eric Banks

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — A Letcher County couple charged with sex abuse and child porn charges in Letcher Circuit Court now has more trouble, after also being indicted in federal court.

Nicole Combs, 33, and Eric Banks, 46, were arrested at Isom earlier this month.

Combs was charged with sexual abuse, sodomy and incest involving a 4-year-old. Banks was charged with promoting a sexual performance by a minor for allegedly filming Combs and the child on a cell phone. Those cases are currently pending before a Letcher County grand jury.

But on Thursday, a federal grand jury charged the pair with production of child pornography. The indictment says the alleged crime took place from September until April.

If convicted of the federal charge, each would face a sentence of between 15 and 30 years in prison.

No hearings have yet been scheduled in the case.