Federal case against Kyle Fasold complicated by further medical issues, attorney says

Published on Friday, 12 November 2021 15:59
Written by JUSTIN MUSZYNSKI

@MUSZYNSKIBP

PLAINVILLE – The federal case against Kyle Fasold, who has been accused of secretly recording young girls in the locker room at Plainville High School and his local home, has been complicated by ongoing and new medical conditions, his attorney wrote in federal court papers recently filed.

In a motion filed last week, Charles Willson -- an attorney representing Fasold -- wrote that, “just when there was some indication that matters might be getting on track,” the situation has “become complicated once again.” Willson goes on to mention new medical issues Fasold faces, which includes a broken leg that may need surgery and a “worsening pressure ulcer” that required emergency care.

According to the motion, which asks that Fasold be transferred to a facility better equipped to handle his medical needs and mental health treatment, the ulcer required intravenous antibiotics for a “resulting infection.” Willson also said he will likely need orthopedic surgery and plastic surgery “due to the deepening of the infection.”

Fasold has been left a paraplegic after multiple previous suicide attempts. He underwent a competency evaluation following the attempts. The motion Willson filed last week indicates the results of the evaluation have been sealed from the public. A competency hearing has been scheduled for next month, the motion said.

During one of Fasold’s failed suicide attempts, which was reported on Aug. 19, 2020, he jumped over a railing and fell 20 feet to the ground, federal court documents said. This attempt at taking his life required surgery that involved fusing part of his spine and removing part of it, according to court papers. The incident left Fasold in a wheelchair.

Fasold, who previously served as vice president of the Blue Dolphins Parents Association, 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 2020 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 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 in March 2020 and, a few days later, searched Fasold’s home and seized multiple electronics. These included two “spy cameras,” a hard drive, an iPhone, iPad and a Microsoft tablet.

Federal court papers said Fasold’s suicide attempt in August 2020 was the second of three tries. In June 2020, he was found hanging from a bedsheet in a shower, court documents said.

In February, Fasold was found unresponsive and needed three doses of Narcan -- an opioid antidote. According to court papers, he admitted to pocketing his medication and taking it all at once in an attempt to take his own life.

After eventually being taken off of suicide watch, Fasold on March 27 was placed back on the watch after he was found with three tylenol in his diaper, according to court documents.

Fasold has 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.

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



Posted in The Bristol Press, Plainville on Friday, 12 November 2021 15:59. Updated: Friday, 12 November 2021 16:02.