Connecticut man pleads guilty to child exploitation charges

At the time of his indictment, Kyle Fasold was a volunteer parent for a recreational swimming program for young people in Plainville.

HARTFORD, Conn. — A Plainville man pleaded guilty to child exploitation offenses before a U.S. District Judge in Hartford on Thursday.

Kyle Fasold, 52, was initially charged on March 6, 2020, after an investigation revealed he uploaded child pornography images to the dark web. HSI Special Agents, with the assistance of the Plainville Police Department and the Connecticut State Police, conducted a court-authorized search of his residence and took numerous electronic devices there.

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Analysis of the devices revealed that between June 2017 and February 2020, Fasold recorded at least 29 minors as well as several adults by placing video recording devices in locations where he knew the minors were likely to be partially or fully naked. , including the bathrooms in her residence, the girls’ locker room at Plainville High School, and the bathroom next to the coach’s office at Plainville High School.

Fasold edited the videos and made around 391 images showing the victim’s private areas and uploaded them to the dark web. At the time, Fasol was a volunteer parent for a recreational swimming program for young people in Plainville.

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Fasold pleaded guilty to count of producing child pornography, an offense that carries a mandatory minimum jail term of 15 years and a maximum jail term of 30 years, and count of distributing child pornography , an offense punishable by a mandatory minimum prison sentence of five years and a maximum prison sentence of 20 years.

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Judge Michael P. Shea set his sentence for December 22. Fasold has been detained since his arrest on March 6, 2020.

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