Three charged in ‘highly disturbing’ child pornography cases in Martin County

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STUART, FL – The Martin County Sheriff’s Office has labeled three alleged child pornographers’ crimes as ‘highly disturbing’ after a month-long operation has finally led to their arrests.

“The details of all of these cases are so disturbing, the paperwork is difficult to read, but the end result of two, and the beginning of a third case, is an important reminder to our citizens that we are doing everything possible to protect your children and locate the suspects targeting them,” the office said. “During the month of October, the following cases were addressed.”

23-year old Nikolas Cook of Stuart was sentenced to 70-years in prison after pleading guilty to producing, distributing, and possessing child pornography. In 2020, Martin County Detectives arrested Cook after intercepting internet chat traffic involving the suspect. The chat traffic included explicit images of sexual abuse of a young child. Further investigation revealed that Cook was storing, creating, and distributing hundreds of images and videos of child pornography and child sex abuse that included children as young as three years old.

29- year old Coltin Plummer of Jupiter was sentenced to 50-years in prison after being convicted of production and distribution of child pornography. In 2020, using a social media platform, Plummer targeted and sent lewd messages and disturbing child sexual abuse photos to more than one dozen juvenile victims in Martin County, Ohio, South Carolina, and Canada. With those images, Plummer included threats to rape the victims and kill their families if they did not reciprocate by sending him nude or compromising photos of themselves. Once tracked, detectives discovered Plummer was storing hundreds of images of child pornography, that he says he downloaded from the dark web and sent to his victims in order to scare them into sending nude and compromising photos of themselves.

55-year old Timothy Dwayne Woltmann of Stuart was arrested last week after detectives intercepted social media activity which included the uploading of some of the most disturbing videos and images of sexual abuse involving an infant and other prepubescent children. Detectives were able to track Woltmann to his home in Stuart where they discovered additional videos and images of child pornography and bestiality in his possession. Woltmann remains in custody on a 1.7-million dollar bond.

“We would like to recognize and thank our Special Victim’s Unit, including Detective Brian Broughton, Detective Matthew Killough, Detective Ingrid Faison, Detective Christine Polizzi, and Detective Ismael Hau, who work diligently in the face of the most difficult cases, collecting and reviewing crucial evidence that includes deeply disturbing child pornography and child sex abuse images in an effort to track and arrest those engaged in this activity,” MCSO said. “In partnership with our resident FBI Agents, arrests are made. With the cooperation and dedication of our local State Attorney’s Office, warrants are issued, and through our Federal Courts, convictions are achieved and sentences are strong.”