Greg Nicks and Luz Coronado
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
A Wichita woman has been found guilty for her role in a disturbing child sex case in which she was accused of having explicit online chats with a former Wichita Police Officer and Wichita Wild football player.
Luz Coronado had been charged with four counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child and one count of sexual exploitation. She waived her right to a jury trial and allowed Judge Terry Pullman to hear the case. Pullman found her guilty Tuesday after a day of testimony.
The most damaging testimony came from Wichita Police Detective Jennifer Wright, who detailed the explicit online chat logs between Coronado and Greg Nicks.
Nicks and Coronado were having a sexual affair when Nicks accidentally sent an explicit text message to his wife instead of Coronado. His wife then began investigating Nicks personal email and discovered 177 days of conversations in which Nicks took pictures of his own 14-month-old daughter and sent them by email to Coronado.
"I love that freak in you," Coronado said in one of the chat strings.
"Even that much of a freak?" Nicks responded.
"Yep, even that much," Coronado said.
"Wow, I guess that means we're both into young incest, then," Nicks said.
"Yeah, and I love it," said Coronado.
At one point, Nicks said it made him happy that that Coronado approved of the behavior and joked about both being pedophiles. The conversation then turned to whether Coronado enjoyed sex with children younger than five, to which she responded "No, only five and up."
Many of the conversations took place on an employer email address that Detective Wright said Coronado had set up for the sole purpose of carrying on with Nicks. In that email account, Coronado had just one contact address, which belonged to Nicks. It was labeled "Daddy."
In his finding, Judge Terry Pullman said that, even though Nicks didn't actually participate in the taking of pictures or sexual acts with the girl, she "discussed, complimented, cajoled, rewarded and encouraged" the acts in anticipation of getting sexual arousal.
Coronado is scheduled to be sentenced in Sedgwick County District Court on Sept. 28. Greg Nicks' jury trial is scheduled for Oct. 15.