VOLUNTEER HOCKEY COACH ARRESTED IN CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CASE

Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office

PIO Number: 19-2-7

BSO Case Number: 90-1901-004550

Date: See narrative

Time: N/A

Jurisdiction: Broward County

Place of Occurrence: Broward County

Victim(s): State of Florida

Suspect(s): Nicholas Gullman, 32, 6/19/86, 4911 N.W. 84th Ave., Lauderhill (IN CUSTODY)

Description of Incident:

A 32-year-old Lauderhill man who was a volunteer coach at a high school is facing charges for possessing child pornography. On Feb. 13, Nicholas Gullman was arrested by Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives with the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force. 

The investigation into Gullman began in January 2019 following information from an internet service provider that he was uploading images of child pornography. Detectives identified 50 images of boys who appear to be between the ages of 10 and 14 in lewd poses or engaged in sexual acts. There are a number of other images that show young males in the nude or in sexually provocative poses that are unnatural for children.

BSO detectives also found images showing teenage boys in a locker room in various stages of undress. These images appear to have been secretly recorded. 

Gullman faces 19 charges for possessing images that depict child sex conduct and one charge related to entering child pornography on a computer.

According to ICAC detectives, Gullman stopped working as a volunteer ice hockey coach for St. Thomas Aquinas in early 2018. However, detectives are concerned that there may be local victims. Anyone who believes they are a victim, or anyone with further information, is asked to contact ICAC Det. Jennifer Montgomery at 954-888-5239.

INVESTIGATORS:
Det. J. Montgomery, ICAC 

THIS REPORT BY:
Joy Oglesby/PIO
2/14/19   1600