Plainville man sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for child exploitation



PLAINVILLE — A local man convicted of recording dozens of girls changing in a locker room at Plainville High School has been sentenced to 25 years in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Kyle Fasold, 52, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea this month in Hartford to 300 months of imprisonment, followed by 15 years of supervised release, for child exploitation offenses.

“This defendant’s reprehensible conduct involved a tremendous violation of trust and the ultimate invasion of privacy,” said the U.S. Attorney in a press release. “The many victims in this case, several of whom provided impact statements to the court and bravely spoke at today’s sentencing, will have to manage their trauma for the remainder of their lives. May this sentence serve as fair warning to anyone involved in this type of reprehensible behavior and anyone who believes that they can engage in illicit dark web activity anonymously. Our law enforcement partners will find you and bring you to justice.”

According to court documents and statements made in court, it was revealed after an investigation on March 6, 2020, that Fasold had uploaded images of child pornography to the dark web.

Homeland Security Investigations special agents, with the assistance of the Plainville Police Department and Connecticut State Police, executed a court-authorized search of Fasold’s residence and seized numerous electronic devices.

Officials said that analysis of the seized devices revealed that between June 2017 and March 2020, Fasold recorded at least 36 minors, as well as several adults. Video-recording devices were placed in locations where he knew minors would likely be partially or fully naked, including bathrooms in his residence, the girls locker room in Plainville High School, and the bathroom adjacent to the coach’s office in Plainville High School.

At the time, Fasold was a parent volunteer for a youth recreational swim program in Plainville.

“Fasold betrayed the trust of the families who put their children in his care,” said Homeland Security Investigations in a press release. “I hope this significant sentence brings a measure of justice to those he harmed with his crimes.”

Fasold has been detained since his arrest on March 6, 2020, and on Sept. 29, 2022, he pleaded guilty to one count of production of child pornography and one count of distribution of child pornography.

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