Former vice president of Plainville swim team pleads not guilty to child pornography charges; jury selection set for January

Published on Thursday, 29 October 2020 15:22
Written by JUSTIN MUSZYNSKI

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PLAINVILLE – Kyle Fasold has pleaded not guilty to child pornography charges stemming from his time when he served as vice president of the Blue Dolphins Parents Association, paving the way for the early stages of a trial to possibly start as soon as January.

Fasold, 50, appeared via a zoom video conference before a federal judge on Tuesday during a hearing that lasted 17 minutes, according to federal court documents. During the proceeding, he pleaded not guilty to two counts of production of child pornography and one count of distribution of child pornography.

He could face well over 50 years in prison if he were convicted. According to federal documents filed after the hearing Tuesday, jury selection has been scheduled for Jan. 6.

Fasold, who has been detained since he was arrested in March, has been accused of secretly recording young girls in the locker room at Plainville High School and in his Plainville home, according to federal court documents. He is also being sued by several females who allege they were secretly photographed or videoed. Court papers said as many as 33 individuals were notified in March by federal authorities that they had been exploited by Fasold.

Federal court papers indicate the investigation began when authorities found a user posting comments and links to websites over the dark web that contained images of child pornography -- some of which contained metadata that showed the model of the camera used, the date and time the photos were taken and the GPS coordinates of where the photos were captured.

Some of the images, which showed nude girls anywhere from 10 to 16 years old, had GPS coordinates attached to them that linked to Fasold’s home and Plainville High School, according to court documents. Authorities searched the girls’ locker room at the high school on March 3 and, on March 5, searched Fasold’s home and seized multiple electronics. These included two “spy cameras,” a harddrive, an iPhone, iPad and a Microsoft tablet. A search of the devices showed they had the Microsoft OneDrive application, which had been configured to access the “target account” in the investigation, according to court papers.

The target account contained 31 subfolders that federal officials said appeared to be labeled with initials or nicknames of victims, court documents said. Some of the images found in the subfolders showed nude girls using the shower or bathroom at Fasold’s home or the locker room at the high school in Plainville, court papers indicated.

Fasold was arrested on March 9 and ordered detained.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or jmuszynski@bristolpress.com.



Posted in The Bristol Press, Plainville on Thursday, 29 October 2020 15:22. Updated: Thursday, 29 October 2020 15:25.