Letcher couple pleads not guilty to federal child porn charges

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 has pleaded not guilty to federal child porn charges.

Nicole Combs, 33, and Eric Banks, 46, were arrested on state charges last 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 in Letcher Circuit Court.

A federal grand jury subsequently indicted the pair on charges of producing child pornography. In Pikeville federal court on Monday, each pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The judge set their trial for July 21.