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Polk paramedic and his twin brother arrested in child abuse case

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Polk County, Florida -- A man has been arrested for having an ongoing sexual relationship with a minor, and his brother was arrested for not reporting it. 

According to reports, Polk Fire Rescue paramedic, 49-year-old Nick Nichols, had an ongoing sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl for about a month. His brother Bill Nichols, a former PCSO Lieutenant, knew about the crime and did not report it, as required by law. 

Nick Nichols was booked into Polk County Jail and charged with 30 counts unlawful sex with a minor and will remain on no bond until his firs appearance. Bill Nichols was booked into the jail and charged with one count failure to report suspected child abuse. He has since bonded out and resigned immediately upon his arrest. 

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